Medical requirements for Adopted child with Tetrology of Fallot Tetralogy of Fallot is an anatomic misalignment of the heart. The abnormality is quite complex and left untreated these children will do poorly. This condition requires open heart surgery for correction. Surgical mortality is now quite […]
ADHD is broken down into three subtypes: Predominantly Inattentive, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined.
An adoption doctor is a physician who specializes in the medical complexities of both Domestic and International adoption. There is normal formal education or residency training. It is all based on reading, clinical experience and a desire to help. These physicians are often General Pediatricians, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Institutional Autism, secondary to orphanage living conditions. Many children who are available for international adoption have either been placed in hospital-run orphanage or a classic institutional care setting for a multitude of reasons. These reasons range can from illness or untimely deaths of biological parents, […]
Cleft lip or palate is a facial defect causing a cleft that is either unilateral or bilateral. It is easily corrected surgically, and with special services like speech therapy, occupational therapy and a team approach these children do very well with complete recovery.
Is child Abuse More Prevalent in International Adopters? By definition, child abuse does not discriminate by race, culture or the social status of the perpetrator. A child abuser can be any person, a coworker, friend, neighbor and does not need to have a criminal record. […]
My referral states that the child tested positive for syphilis at birth? What further questions should I ask – can I still consider this referral?” A diagnosis of congenital syphilis is very difficult to establish because clinical signs of infection may not be apparent and […]
My referral is a special needs newborn with bilateral clubfoot. What is this condition and is it correctable? Clubfoot is a very common birth defect. It appears more commonly than any other birth defect. Approximately one baby in 300 is born with a clubfoot and […]