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

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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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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How much calcium must my child get every day at 8?

How much calcium must my child get every day at 8?

Calcium needs: An 8yo kid can acquire the calcium they need for normal growth (800mg/day) with 24 oz/day of bovine milk.They could avoid milk altogether & get calcium in things like cheese, yogurt, fortified orange juice or other foods. Tums (calcium carbonate) makes an antacid wafer that would provide 1/2 the calcium needs per wafer. ...Read more

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How much exercise should a 5th grade child get each day?

How much exercise should a 5th grade child get each day?

One hour: National guidelines recommend that children get one hour of exercise a day. Organized games like soccer or informal activities on a playground are good. So is biking. Encourage your kids to get outside and be active. Even better, be active with them. Then everyone benefits. ...Read more

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I get tired quickly & don't have too much strength since i delivered my child 1 year now ..why is that ?

I get tired quickly & don't have too much strength since i delivered my child 1 year now ..why is that ?

See your doctor: Your symptoms point to a thyroid problem known as postpartum thyroiditis. Is an inflammation of the thyroid that initially occurs in the first year after childbirth. It's considered a variation of autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Get blood work: TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4, anti-TPO, US of thyroid. Some cases resolve over time, there is a strong risk of continued thyroid disease ...Read more

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Can a child eat too much fruit and get too much sugar?

Can a child eat too much fruit and get too much sugar?

Yes: All things in moderation. Fruit is a vital part of our diet and should be consumed daily at the rate of several servings per day. It is possible to eat so much fruit that we are not hungry for other vital foods, such as vegetables, carbs, and protein. Also, excess sugars will be converted to fat. Finally, too much fruit/sugar can lead to diarrhea and affect absorption of other nutrients. ...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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