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Doctor insights on: Can You Adopt A Child If You Have A Misdemeanor

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How risky is it to adopt a child from europe?

How risky is it to adopt a child from europe?

It isn't: In my experience parents adopting from anywhere do get a lot of information about the child and informed decisions can be made if it is a good fit for you. Family history may be sketchy, but you can get lots of information from the foster parents and orphanages..This helps you see the child's development and or emotional development. They usually provide labs that let you know health status too. ...Read more

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I want to adopt. How do I get medical records of the child?

Open/confidential: Use of an adoption agency or voluntary adoption registeries helps with issue of confidentiality. Try this website, adoption.Org for needed information. Your healthcare provider can also, help but more with anticipatory guidance on health and emotional issues inherent with adoption . Records from international adoptional may not always be reliable so be prudent with information provided. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get confirmed pedigree for a child you want to adopt?

Theoretically but...: ... I think unlikely. How far back to you expect records to be available. Often children up for adoption are from difficult socioeconomic situations where th pedigree is not accurate or available. ...Read more

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Can someone with a chronic illness or disability still adopt a child?

Can someone with a chronic illness or disability still adopt a child?

Yes: According to the americans with disabilities act (ada), many with disabilities qualify to be considered as adoptive parents. It's the law. And it applies to both public and private adoption agencies. ...Read more

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How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

Everyone wins: The program matches individuals with elderly, sometimes nursing home residents for the mutual benefit of both the adoptee and adopter. Both get the joy that comes from a meaningful relationship with someone from another generation. A beautiful Swedish film years ago illustrated this "Kannst du pfeifen, Johannes" in which a child adopted a man in a nursing home telling him he was his grandson. ...Read more

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Is there a mental disorder that is related to wanting to have a baby or wanting to adopt/buy/kidnap a child?

Is there a mental disorder that is related to wanting to have a baby or wanting to adopt/buy/kidnap a child?

This issue straddles: a few diagnosis. It is a very serious complex phenomenon which requires therapy. There could be OCD and or some psychotic elements to this disorder. ...Read more

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What's the financial burden for adopting a child with aids/hiv?

Varies: Some states offer benefits to parents who adopt special needs children. This may include health insurance like title 19. Check with an adoption specialist in your state. ...Read more

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Do I have a chance to adopt a healthy child from abroad or will he have problems?

Choose wisely: It depends a lot on what country and what circumstances the child lived in. South korea, e.g., has totally separate systems for children to be adopted internationally from those adopted within the country; you can guess where kids with poorer prospects go. Also, former soviet countries had notoriously poor orphanages with many damaged children. Agencies exist to help prospective parents screen. ...Read more

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I have chronic renal failure and am on dialysis. Could I still be able to adopt a child?

I have chronic renal failure and am on dialysis.  Could I still be able to adopt a child?

See below: I dont see why not? Dont know your age, but you may want to ask your doctor about home dialysis therapies and kidney transplant these would enable to have a better medical outcome and lifestyle and energy. Many things depend on your other medical problems. ...Read more

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If I adopt a child with sickle cell anemia, what should I expect?

If I adopt a child with sickle cell anemia, what should I expect?

Talk to a specialist: They can be well a lot but can have a lot of pain issues, pulmonary problems, more infections than other kids, maybe need transfusions and can be overwhelming if you do not know what you are getting in to. ...Read more

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Before I adopt a child is there a way to test a 1 or 2 year old for ADHD like with a cat scan, MRI or any other way?

Before I adopt a child is there a way to test a 1 or 2 year old for ADHD like with a cat scan, MRI or any other way?

No: Adhd is a clinical diagnosis, based on symptoms of inattention, behaviors and performance. There aren't any imaging tests that can diagnose it and currently there are no criteria for diagnosing it in 2 year olds. ...Read more

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I am adopting a child & still breast-feeding my biological child. I am pumping & taking fenugreek to increase my supply. What else can I do?

I am adopting a child & still breast-feeding my biological child. I am pumping & taking fenugreek to increase my supply. What else can I do?

Many things: Congratulations! many herbs and foods can increase your production of breast milk. For a list of many good ones see http://www.Breastfeeding-problems.Com/galactagogues.Html fortunately once you start nursing your adopted baby your milk production will likely increase naturally. ...Read more

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Before I adopt a child, is there a way to test a 2 year old for ADHD or other brain problems with a cat scan, mri, or any other way?

Before I adopt a child, is there a way to test a 2 year old for ADHD or other brain problems with a cat scan, mri, or any other way?

Probably not: Age 2 is far too young to be able to test for many of the disorders of concern to you, and scans are not going to help. Infant psychologists can estimate overall intelligence and functioning at this age, but that may be affected by the child's circumstances before adoption. They can pick up current problems but are not apt to be great at predicting future ones such as adhd. ...Read more

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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. 

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Bonding, : I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats! ...Read more

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I am 38 and fiance 35: By time married she will be 36. She and I are healthy. Are risks greater for woman 36/37 y.o. having a baby? Adopt instead?

I am 38 and fiance 35: By time married she will be 36. She and I are  healthy. Are risks greater for woman 36/37 y.o. having a baby?  Adopt instead?

Higher risks: Most women over 35 will have HEALTHY PREGNANCIES, however, the risk for birth defects does INCREASE over this age compared to under. And BTW, there are increased risks due to age for men just as there are for women. To adopt or not is not so much a medical question as it is personal. Good luck. If you'd like to ask me more questions please write at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Do I have a chance to adopt a baby if older?

Do I have a chance to adopt a baby if older?

Yes: Arbitrary age for the "older" parent attempting to adopt is over 40yrs old. In the US there is more competition for adoption with younger parents for a pregnant woman on her own who will consider placing their child with you. Russia, China, Korea and India are open to adoptions for older parents. Adopters who are flexible with the age of the child will receive quicker placement. Being healthy. ...Read more

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Will they take the baby out of the room if I am adopting?

Will they take the baby out of the room if I am adopting?

If you like: It is usually the request and desires of the mom when the baby is taken away some do not want to see at all. Probally not good idea to try bonding. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to adopt an american baby in the u.S.?

How much does it cost to adopt an american baby in the u.S.?

Adoption Dollars?!?: Private agencies will cost nearly $20k! and if you have it, great! but another cheaper and great alternative is your local family/child protective services. They have programs for adopting local kids/babies! ...Read more