Popular Adoption Articles

Popular Adoption Articles

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ETHIOPIAN ADOPTION: Preparing to know your child.

ETHIOPIAN ADOPTION: Preparing to know your child.

Ethiopia in 2006 has become one of the top 5 countries for American adoptions. This attraction is heightened by the beauty and appeal of the children, their ethnic diversity and their religions which encompass the Judaic, Christian and Muslim traditions. However as one of the highest ranking countries in the world for maternal mortality, malnutrition, […]

Are eye problems and other visual disturbances more prevalent in the internationally adopted child when compared to the general population?

Are eye problems and other visual disturbances more prevalent in the internationally adopted child when compared to the general population? Poor visual acuity is one of the most important medical factors that can contribute to poor behavioral, developmental and academic achievement in a child if left untreated. The actual country of birth of the child […]

ADHD and Early Life Data

ADHD and Early Life Data

I am wondering how you differentiate a child suffering from ADHD from a child who was raised for 2.5 years in an orphanage and has very limited early life data. The etiology of ADHD is difficult to ascertain and in the patient who has a history of spending part of their life growing up in […]