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Doctor insights on: Can You Adopt A Child You Have Permanent Custody Of

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

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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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 bronchial asmtha a permanent condition if you have it as a child?

Is bronchial asmtha a permanent condition if you have it as a child?

No: Children can grow out of their asthma. There are several studies to show this to be true. The ability to grow out of asthma depends in severity, family history of asthma and how well one is protecting the lungs now from asthma episodes. ...Read more

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Could sleep deprevation as a child have permenant effects on the brain and body?

Could sleep deprevation as a child have permenant effects on the brain and body?

Sleep: Not long lasting effects per se, but if you have bad sleep habits as a child, sometimes you can always be a bad sleeper, and when you are a bad sleeper, you can be more susceptible on getting run down and getting sick. Only thing that maybe needs to be checked out for permanent effects is if you have sleep apnea. Undiagnosed, yes that can lead to issues to your body long term. ...Read more

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Which are the first permanent teeth a child gets?

Tooth eruption: There are 20 baby teeth and 32 permanent teeth. Typically, the lower central incisors are the first baby teeth that are lost. However, the permanent first molars are the first permanent teeth to erupt. They usually come in around 6 years old so they are also known as the 6 year molars. However, every child is different and so can the pattern of the eruption of the permanent teeth. ...Read more

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Why would a child need a permanent tube placed in ears?

Why would a child need a permanent tube placed in ears?

Long term problem: If the child has shown that his/her middle ear fluid (eustachian tube dysfunction) will not resolve after they have already had 2 or more sets of regular tubes then they may be a candidate for permanent tubes. This is especially true if other treatments have been tried such as medications for allergies. Presumably the child has severe eustachian tube dysfunction due to his anatomy. ...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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Could high levels of thorazine (chlorpromazine) as a child cause any perminent side affects?

Could high levels of thorazine (chlorpromazine) as a child cause any perminent side affects?

Maybe: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is a first generation neuroleptic with a low incidence of serious complications. These include metabolic syndrome, extrapyramidal syndrome, serotonin syndrome, malignant neuroleptic syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, agranulocytosis and hepatotoxicity. If these occur, they may have life long consequences. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure treatment for asthma for a child?

Is there any permanent cure treatment for asthma for a child?

No: At the this time, with our present medical knowledge, there is no permanent cure for asthma. Asthma is an atopic disease where hypersensitivity develops in the lungs and can be triggered by many things. Treatment can be temporary or life-long and there is no way to predict whether someone will improve to where meds are not needed. ...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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Why does your body shape permanently change after you have a child?

Why does your body shape permanently change after you have a child?

Hormones:: High levels of Estrogens cause growth of the breast, selective growth of some (not all) fat tissues, and selective bone growth during pregnancy; fat may disappear later, but the other changes are irreversible. ...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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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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Is there any permanent cure for sickle cell disorder in a child?

Yes: A bone marrow transplant will cure sickle cell disease. However, bmt is a very complex and potentially dangerous medical treatment that should only be performed if the benefits outweigh the significant risks. For most children with sickle cell disease, temporary treatment is the only realistic therapy. ...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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Lower lumbar fusion as a child a lot of pain as an adult. How can I permanently fix this?

Lower lumbar fusion as a child a lot of pain as an adult. How can I permanently fix this?

See below: You may be experiencing arthritic changes to the discs and/or joints above or below your fusion. This is usually part of the aging process. Having a strong core and good flexibility can go a long way towards decreasing your back pain. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have depression. Could sleep deprivation as a child could have had any permanent effect on me?

I have depression. Could sleep deprivation as a child could have had any permanent effect on me?

Hmmm . . . : I would wonder more about the circumstances of sleep deprivation in childhood. Still, human beings are born to be resilient, so i hesitate to say that any effect is "permanent." why not get an evaluation with a psychiatrist and see what possibilities might exist for your healing? ...Read more

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Pls what's a solution for a permanent tooth that has been shaking since it began to grow since i was a child & until now it stil shakes?

You need a dentist: You will need to see a dentist in order to get the answer to that question. You will need both a clinical exam and an x-ray or two to determine what is causing the "shaking" or mobility of that tooth. Without having any information at hand, we have no way of knowing for sure what the problem is, nor what can be done, if anything, to correct or treat it. ...Read more

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Can a child have a fever with permanent teeth coming in?

Can a child have a fever with permanent teeth coming in?

It is quite....: Possible for a child to have a fever when teeth are coming in. It does stress the body a bit and everyone reacts a little differently. ...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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Late falling of milk teeth on a child, resulting in two rows of milk and permanent teeth at the same time, what could help?

Late falling of milk teeth on a child, resulting in two rows of milk and permanent teeth at the same time, what could help?

Not related: The early or late eruption of deciduous teeth in a child isn't the cause of permanent teeth appearing behind them temporarily creating 2 rows of teeth. Take the child to a dentist for confirmation but often permanent teeth erupt near the corresponding deciduous teeth and often the lips and tongue will help them move into correct position. Discuss your concerns with your dentist at the next exam. ...Read more

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Will i need to put my child on a special diet while they wear space maintainers? My daughter is going to need space maintainers while her permanent teeth come in, and i'm worried about getting her to stick to a special diet while she wears them. Is it kin

Will i need to put my child on a special diet while they wear space maintainers? My daughter is going to need space maintainers while her permanent teeth come in, and i'm worried about getting her to stick to a special diet while she wears them. Is it kin

It : It is true that certain limitations in terms of the type of munchies she will be allowed,
but in term of food, no specific diet will be needed.
Don't worry she will get use to those space maintainers, and she will not suffer. ;-)
good luck. ...Read more

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How many minutes without oxygen does it take before a child suffers permanent brain damage?

How many minutes without oxygen does it take before a child suffers permanent brain damage?

Varies: Depends on whether the deprivation is complete or not. The brain uses 20% of oxygen with every breatn taken because it is the most metabolically tissue in the body.Complete deprivation will kill the lower part of the brain in seconds. ...Read more