Catalogue by keywords / L'Enfant adoptif et ses prénoms

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ISS/IRC Code PER-ADOPT FRA-01-38
Partner
Title L'Enfant adoptif et ses prénoms
Author Enfance et Familles d'Adoption
Generic unit Accueil

General information
Date published/issue 08-00-2001
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published FRANCE
Editor
Publisher Enfance et Familles d'Adoption, Fédération nationale des Associations de Foyers adoptifs, 221, rue L
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Price
ISBN
Type of material Periodical
Language of document French

Document information
Document description
Country concerned CANADA
FRANCE
Index State-receiving
Child-health-info
Identity-origin
Attachment
Adoptability-child
Paps-eligibility
Child-interest
Identity-adoptive
Free text Issue dedicated to considerations on giving the adoptive child a new name or keeping his/her birth name. Different contributors to the debate agree that it is a complex question and give their own views, while accepting that there may be a totally different significance for each adopting set of parents. In the section dedicated to health: "Pre and post adoption health of the adopted child and parental guidance", interview with Dr. Jean-François Chicoine, pediatrician at the St. Justine Hospital in Quebec, Canada. He created ten years ago an International Health Clinic where, together with other candidates for immigration, he sees adopted children referred to him by other pediatricians. Pre-adoptive health assessments for cases of inter-country adoptions are made with the help of the dossier of the child and any other information in the form of photos, videos, etc in the prospective adopters' possession. The parents are interviewed, with the child's dossier, to determine their ability to parent a child with potential special needs. Dr. Chicoine and his assistant, a pediatric nurse, have traveled to many countries of origin of children adopted by Canadian parents to, in a way, "map out" the health needs and problems presented by children in specific environments.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Health
Potential users
Other potential users Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents