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The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine: A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and Providers
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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Jul 01, 2012 Debbie Blicher rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adoptive & preadoptive parents
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.