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Title Adoption/Medical News
Author Pierce Group International Inc.
Generic unit Adoption/Medical News

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Date published/issue 00-00-0000
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor William Pierce
Publisher Pierce Group International Inc., Suite 302, 2001 S Street, N.W. Washington D.C., 20009, USA
Type of material Periodical
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Document description Evaluation
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Child-health-info
Free text Collection of issues (downloaded from A/MN site) from early 2000 containing a variety of articles on medical conditions observed in children adopted internationally by US parents. Issues recorded separately: Vol VI, No 2, February 2000 - article from this publication dedicated to the importance of screening children adopted internationally for tuberculosis infection. The article includes a table indicating rates of tuberculosis in the top 21 countries of origin of children adopted in the USA in 1999 (source WHO Report 1999); Vol VI, Nos 9-10 Issue entirely dedicated to the presentation of the second Seminar of the International Adoption Medical Institute by the Joint Council on International Children's Services on 12 April, 2000, in Washington, D.C.. The publication presents the contributions by a number of experts, pediatricians, psychologists, etc who participated in the seminar on medical issues such as: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Vol VI, Nos 7-8 contains useful key terminology and abstracts of back issues (1998-1999); in Rethinking Adoption by Denis Donovan (Vol VI, Nos 9-10) the author, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, challenges adoption practice today as not serving the children's interests because it defines the adopted person as "different, as belonging to another kinship group, and therefore as non-family"; in VolVII, No 1, Dr. Jane Aronson discusses vaccinations necessary for family members travelling to pick up an internationally adopted child. Dr. Aronson is part of a US network of adoption medicine specialists in a recently created section of the American Academy of pediatrics called the Provisional Section on Adoption - information on ; Dr. Nina Scribanu, Director of the International Adoption Health Resource Center, Child Development Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC comments on the Model Form for the medical report on the child (Appendix 2) proposed at the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Hague Convention of 1993. Vol VIII, Nos 1-2 on "International Adoption Medical Specialists Rank Leading Nations on Health of Adopted Children" with the introduction declaring that: "...what drives the interest (of US citizens, or the agencies which assist them) in better medical records and knowledge about children's health is the fact that international adoption works best when prospective adoptive parents know as clearly as possible what sorts of challenges a specific child may bring to the family." This issue presents a ranking of 19 countries from which US citizens are permitted to adopt on the health status of the children that were adopted. In Vol VIII, No 4 - presentation of the Minnesota International Adoption Project website: ; July 2003, Vol IX, No 5 issue is dedicated to "The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption: 10 Years On", by Hans van Loon

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Work area Health
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