Adoption Medicine

Knowing your adopted child's medical history is crucial

Your Child’s Medical History

Your Child’s Medical History

The information you need to know, and how to track it down.

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Special needs adoption can help children find loving homes

Is Special Needs Adoption Right for Your Family?

Why adopt a child with medical special needs? The answers will surprise you and touch your soul.

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Declining an adoption referral is a difficult choice for adoptive parents

“Our Agonizing Decision to Decline a Referral”

We thought accepting a referral would be the easy part. It wasn’t.

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One parent supplements her child's diet after adopting a malnourished child.

Nourishing Beyond Growth Charts

How to assess a newly adopted child's nutritional status and get a malnourished child's growth on track.

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Prenatal Drug Exposure - What You Need To Know

Prenatal Drug Exposure — What Parents Need to Know

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?

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One mother shares her experience after deciding to adopt internationally.

“We Wanted to Adopt White Children”

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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Learn about the adoption transition diet for your child.

The Adoption Transition Diet

Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., on introducing new foods and addressing feeding challenges in a newly adopted child.

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Adopting a premature baby

Adopting a Premature Infant

While they may appear fragile, premature infants are surprisingly resilient. Here's what you need to know about premature baby adoption and care.

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A doctor with an adoption referral

Assessing a Referral

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?

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A child getting a doctor's exam, covered by health insurance

It’s The Law: Why Your Health Insurance Company Must Cover Your Children

My insurance company is refusing to cover medical expenses for my new child. Help!

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Adoption Medicine: Choosing a Doctor

Ask the Adoption Medicine Expert: Choosing a Doctor

What is important when choosing an adoption pediatrician? Our adoption medicine expert has answers.

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