Health and Medicine
Health and medical
information for international and domestic adoption.
Directory of International Adoption Medical
These doctors and medical clinics in the US and Canada specializing
in international adoption health issue are excellent resources for international
adoption medical issues.
Baby and Toddler Adoptions
- Interrupted or Unexperienced Stages of Development
Developmental interruptions are common in adopted babies who are placed
after birth. What causes these interruptions and how can you address them.
Choosing Adoption -
Developmental Impacts of Orphanages Versus Foster Care
An overview of developmental impacts of children adopted internationally
from oprhanages and institutions. How and why this may differ from children
adopted from foster care. Dawn Davenport
Sensory Integration Problems
in International Adoption
Common sensory integration problems in international adoption and how
Health/Medical Advice for International
Dr. Mark Wise, a family physician specializing in international travel
health, offers comprehensive, expert guidance on coping with jet-lag,
parasites, vaccinations, motion sickness, malaria, and much more.
Infectious Disease and the Internationally
Dr. Jerri Jenista's overview of adoption health issues.
A Pediatrician Discusses Adoption
An Interview with Dr. Michel Cohen.
These frequently referenced articles on Hepatitis B and adoption by doctors
experienced in international adoption and by adoptive parents provide
an indepth look at hepatitis B in internationally adopted children.
Comprehensive coverage of parasites common in children adopted internationally.
Itch, itch! Articles on this common ailment of children adopted from orphanages.
More Adoption Medical and Health Issues
Cytomegalovirus (International Adoption
Children's growth charts from various countries.
Dr. Jenista's Medical Resources for Adoptive Parents
G6PD Deficiency (Dr. Linda Snelling)
Lead (Center for Disease Control)
Travel Precautions (Jean Nelson Erichsen &
Vaccines for International Adoption (Dr. Jane
Tests & Vaccinations for Children Adopted
from China (Dr. Gindler)
Selected websites with information on attachment disorders for adoptive
Annotated list of online resources for tuberculosis.
In addition, our Childrens
Disabilities Information site includes many more articles and resources
on special needs.
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& Language Impediments
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