Post Adoption Peculiar Behaviors I have heard that many Institutionalized children exhibit many peculiar behaviors shortly after arriving home. Can you described some of these behaviors and what does a new adoptive parent need to do to help over come these behaviors? Many peculiar behaviors can be observed immediately post-adoption in many internationally adopted children. […]
The Post-Adoption Medical Examination In the USA, generalized routine laboratory screening of healthy children is not standard of care. In children that are internationally adopted, extensive screening tests are performed because of a multitude of reasons. These screening tests are recommended by the Pediatric Red Book of Infectious disease and the Academy of Pediatrics. It […]
Does anyone have advice on what to look for in a pediatrician to care for my internationally adopted child and what questions should I ask during the “getting to know you” interview? Good health is very important, and other than you as the parent, no one will be more involved in ensuring good health than […]
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.
As I mentioned in my introductory post that I would write about real life experiences that families with Internationally Adopted children have in the immediate Post-Adoption period in the medical field. Today I will write about little Jeremy who is only 6 months old, and only recently arrived to the United States from Guatemala. While […]
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. I had spoken with some agency directors and they informed me that they have been trying to […]
International Adoption: Risks & Realities Balancing the choice of adoption There are numerous reasons why parents choose International adoption, but each case usually has a unique story attached to it. Some people have an affinity for a certain culture, some for humanitarian reasons, and some because they believe the risks are less than those […]