For children who are being adopted from the Eastern European countries such as Romania, Russia, Ukraine, medical condition are very similar. A adopting parent and examining physician should be on the look out for the following medical and emotional issues.

The following is a list of common medical conditions and medical risks associated with adopting children internationally:

Parasitic Infections

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


Developmental Delays

Premature BirthHernias
Attachment DisordersChronic Ear InfectionsChronic Respiratory Problems
Post Institution SyndromeRecurrent PneumoniasHIV Infection
Vision & Hearing IssuesHepatitis B & CFetal Alcohol Syndrome
Learning DisabilityFetal Alcohol EffectScabies & Lice
Physical AbuseUndiagnosed Genetic SyndromesDecayed Teeth
Sexual AbuseMilk IntoleranceChronic Infections
Mental RetardationGiardia & SalmonellaFailure to Thrive
HyperactivitySmall HeadShort Stature

For more Medical information about International Adoption Medical Problems visit the Medical Archives section here.

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