Articles on adoption, foster care, & pediatrics

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Preparing Families for International Adoption

Dr. Bledsoe and her husband authored a lovely review article for pediatricians called Preparing Families for International Adoption, which

  • describes the changes in the demographic, medical, and developmental characteristics of internationally adopted children
  • discusses the role of the pediatrician in assessing information made available to families prior to adoption of a child abroad
  • lists conditions commonly seen in children adopted internationally and characterizes their medical, developmental, and social consequences
  • describes the current understanding of the long-term medical, developmental, and emotional outcomes of international adoption
Highly recommended as an overview of international adoption, even if it was written for health care providers ...