Under the World Health Organization’s previous definition, infertility was failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Its expanded version will apply to more families.
For the first time, a study compared the health of children who spent time in foster care with those who hadn’t, and it found higher risk levels on several fronts.
Dr. Teri James Bellis, author of When the Brain Can't Hear, is an audiologist who herself developed APD following an automobile accident. She clearly knows APD from the inside out.
The truth about vaccinations for infants, and how to protect your child.
You may want to postpone elective surgery until your child has been home for four to six months.
Hepatitis B is a contagious virus that can be passed from a mother to a baby at or around the time of birth. It can also be passed from one child to another in an orphanage, through blood or body fluids.
It's a good idea to ask your pediatrician to make a note of your child's Mongolian spots.
Adapted from an article by Deborah Borchers, M.D.
“How do we disclose a lifelong medical condition to our child, and talk with her about lacking any information about her birth parents?”
"A lot of people didn't believe," Ms. Horton said. "But I believe in my child. And his therapist believed."
Doctors at a gender management clinic have found that 8.2 percent of the 184 transgender youth they’ve seen between 2007 and 2015 were adopted. The overall rate in their state is 2.3 percent.
Make sure your infant or toddler is getting the care he needs.
Everything you need to know about bonding with and nourishing your child during feeding times, from an adoption medicine expert.
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?
Our child’s referral says he has asthma. How will this affect him? What can we do to optimize his care?
How to assess a newly adopted child's nutritional status and get a malnourished child's growth on track.
Formulas, nutrition, and feeding — everything you need to know about filling your child's tummy.
We're about to adopt a toddler. How can we ease his adjustment during our first weeks as a family?
Dr. Jane Aronson shares her own story of adopting a child with developmental delays and reflects on the healing powers of love and permanence.