Post-Adoption Check-Ups

Our adoption medicine expert explains the importance of post-adoption check-ups, and what to look out for.

What to Look For in a Post-Adoption Check-Up
Traveling to adopt my children, I witnessed firsthand the conditions in which they spent their early lives. As a mom, I saw the caretakers’ love. As a pediatrician, I saw crowded living quarters and lack of sanitary conditions. Before we came home, I treated lice and scabies passed to my daughter from her caretakers. But by the time of her first doctor visit in the U.S., my daughter was clean, free of skin diseases, and had begun to adjust to ...

When you bring your child for their first post-adoption check-up, what should the doctor be looking for?

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