How to assess a newly adopted child's nutritional status and get a malnourished child's growth on track.
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.
If you're worried the child you're adopting has been exposed to alcohol prenatally, what should you watch out for?
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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.
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?
We are in the process of adopting a child who may have been exposed to drugs prenatally. How can I learn more about this topic?
We've heard from our agency that we'll be receiving an adoption referral soon. What medical information will it contain, and how should we assess it?
I always knew I wanted to grow my family through adoption.
After months of waiting, you finally get "the call." But is your home really ready for a baby?
We are planning to adopt a newborn, but know nothing about babies. Help!
My insurance company is refusing to cover medical expenses for my new child. Help!
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"The baby we're adopting may have been exposed to drugs in utero. What does this mean for our child?"