List of Common medical problems

  The following is a list of common medical conditions and medical risks associated with adopting children internationally: Post traumatic stress disorderSalmonellaMilk IntolerancePneumoniasDevelopmental DelaysDecayed teethHIV positiveUndiagnosed Genetic conditionsPost Institutional Care symptomsAttachment disorderComplications of PrematurityFetal Alcohol SyndromeScabies and LiceChronic InfectionsVision and hearing problemsLearning disabilitiesPhysical AbuseSexual AbuseMental […]

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 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 […]

Question about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Significant exposure to alcohol during pregnancy to an infant may be associated with a broad spectrum of developmental problems that can range from learning disabilities to severe mental retardation. In order to properly make the diagnosis of Fetal alcohol syndrome, there should be documented prenatal maternal alcohol consumption as well as some of the following signs and symptoms: