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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