Adoption Medicine


From evaluating the medical details in an adoption referral to adoption travel to post-adoption checkups, doctors who specialize in the field of adoption medicine offer expert guidance to help parents ensure that their children receive needed medical care and grow up in good health.

reviewing an adoption referral

Finding a Pediatrician to Review a Referral

Finding a Pediatrician to Review a Referral

No matter what kind of adoption you’re doing, it’s smart to enlist a pediatrician before you make any other decisions. The American Academy of Pediatrics has a section for adoption medicine, with a directory of members.

special needs adoption

Should I Adopt a Child with “Special Needs”?

Peg Studaker, supervisor of the Waiting International Child Program at Children’s Home Society and Family Services, in Minnesota, says: “Parenting children with special needs should be a family’s first choice. Adopting a special-needs child should never be a second choice because the family could not get the child they really wanted to parent.”

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