Author Archives: Deborah Borchers, M.D.

Finding a Pediatrician for Your Adopted Child

Finding a Pediatrician

Finding a Pediatrician

If you know nothing about the birth family’s medical history, or your child’s medical records are incomplete, you’ll want a medical professional with first-rate diagnostic skills to focus on areas of possible concern.

Picky Eaters

Solutions for Picky Eaters

Food fights are frustrating battles for parents. Whether your child arrives home as a young infant or has spent years waiting for a family, you should expect food to present some challenges. In some cases, eating habits may be set in foster or institutional care, but in many cases, they are a normal part of childhood development. Here's an overview of the problems with picky eating, and how to respond.

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Testing a baby for vision and hearing problems

Healthy Eyes and Ears

Your newly adopted infant has a lot of information to take in. Proper screening will ensure that he's tuned in.

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Immunization records for adopted children

Ask the Doctor: Immunizations

We don't know whether our recently adopted child's immunization record is accurate. Also, shes missing several immunizations. What should we do?

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Sensory integration disorder

Ask the Doctor: Sensory Integration Disorder

Our medical expert explains sensory integration disorder in adopted children, and everything parents can do to help children lead normal, happy lives.

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Early intervention

Ask the Doctor: Early Intervention

Our expert explains everything parents need to know about early intervention. What children are eligible? How much does it cost? Which services are good?

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A doctor checking an African American baby for sickle cell anemia

African-American Health Concerns: Sickle Cell Anemia

Our child is African-American. What should we know about sickle cell anemia?

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Information on adoption and baby formula

Adoption Medicine — Formula Facts

Use the following guidelines to help you and your child's doctor make the best formula choice for your infant.

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