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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT US-039
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Title What American Doctors Need to Know About Russian Children
Author JENISTA Jerri Ann
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Date published/issue 00-00-0000
Date received 00-00-1996
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Publisher Jerri Ann Jenista, MD, 551 Second Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
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Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Child-health-info
Adoption-intercountry
Special-needs-child
Free text The authors reports on the unreliability of medical information available on children adopted from Russia, making it very difficult for an American physician to assess the health condition of the child. She presents some of the reasons for discrepancies existing in medical reports, such as terminology problems and lack of expertise and proposes solutions to help solve this situation so that parents can make informed decisions on adopting "special needs" children from abroad. Filed with this article - list of other articles on the health of internationally adopted children by Dr. Jenista

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