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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.
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By meeting her you would in no way be betraying or rejecting your adopted parents.
"We get the children registered with the NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority) and the babies have both the paternal and maternal identity of her adopted parents."
Unlike in modern adoptions, where children take the last name of their adopted parents and their true lineage may be forgotten, the orphan, according to the legislation in Islam, keeps his family name, thereby protecting his lineage, in a way preserving his roots.
Elizabeth, from Bridgend, decided never to get in contact with her real mum and dad for fear of offending her adopted parents, who brought her up until she was 12.
The Lib Dems and their adopted parents have allowed the Government to charge students a massive increase in tuition fees, privatise the NHS, cut police numbers, reduce council grants and dismantle our armed forces.
Bamber has been behind bars for more than 25 years for shooting his wealthy adopted parents, his sister and her six-year-old twin sons in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex.
He introduced us to his adopted parents and reconnecting with his biological family members later in life.
To make complicated matters even worse, her adopted parents seem determined that she will become best buddies with Kai, whom she considers to be a conceited show-off.
Bamber has been behind bars for 24 years for shooting his wealthy adopted parents, June and Neville, his schizophrenic sister Sheila Caffell and her sixyear-old twin sons Daniel and Nicholas at their farmhouse in Essex in 1986.
Bamber has been behind bars for more than 23 years for shooting his wealthy adopted parents, June and Nevill, sister Sheila and her six-year-old twin sons Daniel and Nicholas at their farmhouse in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex.
Sue, who was born in Lincolnshire and lived with adopted parents, was handed her first glass of whisky and a cigarette at her adopted father's funeral when she was just 12.
If not for the intervention of a family lawyer and the Ombudswoman's office, Pazara would have been put on a plane and flown away from his adopted parents, the five siblings from his new family and the life he has built here.