Today I will write about little Jeremy who is only 6 months old, and only recently arrived to the United States from Guatemala. While still in Guatemala, Jeremy was slightly ill with a slight case of Diarrhea. The agency and parents wanted to make sure that nothing would delay the Adoption process so they […]
What are some of the medical issues encountered in children adopted internationally? Generally, children that are placed for international adoption are placed because of a multitude of reasons. They are rarely if ever placed because they come from intact family networks with perfect family medical histories. These children are placed because of abandonment, poverty, illness […]
Russian medical jargon or real medical problems? • I am adopting a 3 ½ y/o child from Russia. From a parents point of view, this child looks pretty normal yet his medical record is full of scary diagnosis. Can you explain what these diagnosis actually mean and do they really mean something or can they […]
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.