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adoption

[ədop′shən]
Etymology: L, adoptere, to choose
a selection and inclusion in an established relationship or a choice of treatment protocol.

Adoption

The act of lawfully assuming the parental rights and responsibilities of another person, usually a child under age 18, typically due to infertility; 8,000 babies/year enter the US adoption pool, most from underdeveloped countries; about 2% of children < age 18 in the US are adopted.
Health profile Adoptees comprise 5% of children in psychotherapy, 6–9% of those with learning disabilities, 10–15% of those in residential treatment or psychiatric hospitals.
Medical problems in international adoptees
• Infections Giardia lamblia, Trichuris trichiura, Blastocystis hominis, tuberculosis, HBV, chronic diarrhoea, poor hygiene
• Medical problems Neurologic, haematologic, renal, metabolic
• Psychological Sensory deprivation and/or physical abuse by care-givers
• Nutrition Malnutrition, rickets

adoption

Social medicine The act of lawfully assuming the parental rights and responsibilities of another person, usually a child under the age of 18; the care and nurturing of a child by a non-blood-related adult who assumes the roles, rights, and obligations of a natural parent; 2% of children < age 18–US are adopted–± 1 million. See Cooperative adoption, Designated adoption, Independent adoption, Infant adoption, Informal adoption, Open adoption, Relative adoption, Semiadoption, Simple adoption, Traditional adoption, Transracial adoption, Wrongful adoption, Zygote adoption.

adoption

1. of alien young. Individual dams of all species may adopt strange neonates, and some ewes will even attempt to poach from others, but special measures have to be taken in most cases to foster alien young. Sows are probably the easiest to deceive. Queens will accept foster kittens if they are within about 2 weeks of the age of their own kittens. Reluctant ewes may accept strange lambs only if they are rubbed with secretions from their own.
2. also used in reference to the placing of stray or otherwise unwanted dogs and cats into ownership, as stray animals obtained from an animal shelter.
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To our knowledge, our study is the first to provide empirical evidence on the links between ART use and child adoption in the context of public policy.
Such efforts helped increase foster child adoptions by 47 percent in one year.
Eleven foreign child adoption firms have been accredited in Kyrgyzstan, including from the United States, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands.
Chapter 6 examines the concerns at that time about the activities and practices of the many adoption societies that were involved in child adoption.
We are very much keeping our child adoption plans open," Furnish said at the Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball, at Battersea Evolution, in London.
The legislation is being inaugurated after having passed through some contentious debates on issues like female genital cutting and child adoption -- a matter complicated by wide-scale abductions carried out in some areas of the South.
The child adoption rate would be determined by dividing the number of foster adoptions finalized in a fiscal year by the number of children in foster care on the last day of the previous year.
Categories: Social Services, Blacks, Child adoption, Child welfare, Children, Disadvantaged persons, Families, Federal aid to states, Federal funds, Federal/state relations, Foster children, Minorities, Parents, Policy evaluation, Program evaluation, Racial discrimination, State-administered programs, Surveys
Through additional research in the voluminous child adoption manuscript records of the U.
Organizations like the Association of Black Social Workers' Child Adoption, Detroit's Homes for Black Children, the nationwide One Church, One Child Program, and Los Angeles's Institute for Black Parents all show successful intraracial placements.
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The idea for a programme within the novel involves a child adoption procedure in the format of a television show.

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