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The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine: A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and Providers

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Since 1989, American families have adopted more than 230,000 children from other countries. Many of these children have lived in crowded conditions, sometimes with poor standards of hygiene, inadequate nutrition, and limited numbers of caregivers. Some suffer from endemic infectious diseases. Upon arrival, practitioners often fail to recognize the unique concerns of this g ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Debbie Blicher
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adoptive & preadoptive parents
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Compassionate and clinical, odd a combination as that sounds. I read it cover-to-cover on a flight back from meeting my children-to-be in Russia. Could not have chosen a more informative or comforting read. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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This book is a good reference but nearly all the research is on children adopted from Eastern Europe. So if you are a US foster family or family adopting from other areas, it might not be worth the hefty price tag.
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