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Adoption Medicine


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  • The adoption process
  • Historical perspectives
  • Legal considerations
  • Pre-adoption considerations
  • Screening procedures
  • Prenatal substance exposure
  • Genetics and psychiatric issues
  • Neurobiology of risk and resilience
  • Post-adoption essentials
  • Post-adoptive evaluation
  • Immediate developmental and behavioral changes
  • Ongoing adoptee health and well-being
  • Long-term developmental and behavioral issues
  • Long-term consequences of child maltreatment
  • Growth and puberty concerns
  • Attachment issues
  • Speech and language outcomes in international adoption
  • Adoptive identity
  • Working with schools
  • Identifying and accessing support resources

About the Author

Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care

Co-Editor: Dana E. Johnson, MD, PhD, FAAPDana E. Johnson, MD, PhD, FAAP, is professor of pediatrics at Universityof Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.

Co-Editor: Patrick W. Mason, MD, FAAP

Patrick W. Mason, MD, PhD, FAAP, is in the Division of Endocrinologyof Inova Children's Hospital in Falls Church, VA.

Co-Editor: Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH, FAAP

Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH, FAAP, is assistant professor at HarvardMedical School and director of the adoption program at Boston Children'sHospital in Boston, MA.

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