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My husband and I are getting ready to begin the international adoption process, and wondering whether it is necessary to disclose something. Thirty years ago, my husband was convicted on a... [more]
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Why is agreement to post-placement supervision important before I adopt? Post-placement supervision for international adoption is a series of meetings one of which is conducted in your h... [more]
People tell me that international adoption is easy. I would like to know what issues I should be aware of that may have a stressful impact on my family . In my experience, a majority of t... [more]
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AdoptionDoctors.com is an innovative domestic and international adoption private practice dedicated to helping parents and adoption agencies with the complex pre-adoption medical issues of internationally adopted children. Phyisicans are Board Certified General Pediatricians with an interest and experience in adoption medicine. All medical interactions are performed via e-mail, express mail, telephone and fax. There is no need to make a live appointment or travel outside of your hometown. The range of associated specialties includes psychological counseling, homestudy preparation, and legal services. Issues pertaining to emotional and psychological matters are referred to a psychologist specializing in the entire adoptive family unit—not just the child. An social worker deals with homestudies, as well as school issues concerning the adopted child. Attorneys frequently consult on legal matters pertaining to both international and domestic adoption.
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