What kind of referral information will I receive about a child available for adoption, and how do I assess it?
How can I work with my child’s health care provider to make sure my child gets the best possible care?
How to assess a newly adopted child's nutritional status and get a malnourished child's growth on track.
If you’re worried the child you’re adopting has been exposed to alcohol prenatally, what should you watch out for?
Why adopt a child with medical special needs? The answers will surprise you and touch your soul.
I chose our route because I didn't feel comfortable adopting outside our race. Six bittersweet years of motherhood have taught me to look beyond appearances.
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The information you need to know, and how to track it down.
We thought accepting a referral would be the easy part. It wasn’t.
If there’s a possibility that the baby you are planning to adopt was exposed to drugs in utero, what should you be prepared for?
Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., on introducing new foods and addressing feeding challenges in a newly adopted child.
A little information about your child's medical history goes a long way for finding and preventing risks.
When you bring your child for their first post-adoption check-up, what should the doctor be looking for?
I’m considering a special-needs adoption. What might a referral indicate?
Is there a certification process for physicians who specialize in international adoption?
Answers to your parenting questions.
The medical report faxed to us said our son could "speak in full sentences" and proclaimed him healthy. So who was this eerily quiet toddler on the exam table?
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.
Before you choose your adoption path, talk to an adoption pediatrician about risk factors and complications related to prenatal drug and alcohol use.
Experts in international adoption medicine stress that the country of origin is less important than the individual child’s circumstances. Children with disastrous, life-long problems can be born to healthy couples in wealthy countries; perfectly healthy babies can emerge from chaos and poverty.