The incidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is higher among adoptive children (see http://www.aaets.org/adoptarticle7.htm). Therefore, it would be difficult to substantiate that a child’s attentional difficulties are resulting directly from early traumatic exposure. The generally accepted standard of care for children with ADHD is medication or behavioral intervention with or without medication. Alternative treatments […]
The pre-adoption medical evaluation is performed by an adoption specialist and is not mandatory to complete your adoption. It is however strongly reccomened by both adoption agencies and adoption professionals that this be done.
After speaking with numerous Adoption Agency directors, I came to the conclusion that because of the 2007 Hague accreditation process and Department of State regulations many agencies have been struggling with the educational component of the accreditation process.