What is an Adoption Doctor and why do we need one?

What is an Adoption Physician? An adoption doctor is a physician who specializes in complexities of Domestic and International  adoption. There is normal formal education or residency training. These physicians are often General Pediatricians, Infectious disease specialist and Developmental Pediatrics. Most of the training comes […]

What is an Adoption Doctor?

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, […]

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 Medical Examination

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 […]

Medical misunderstandings

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 […]

**Is Adoption Education Important?

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 […]