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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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(124) The statute states, in part, that "an adopted person is the child of an adopting parent and not of the natural parents," which would eliminate any possible argument that Sherri could bring under Missouri adoption statutes.
The struggle adopting parents have to go through to get their children could be eased by the new register
The child's eligibility for subsidies is based on the child's needs, not on the income of the adopting parents.
Originally, it served the needs of the adopting parents - for example, to guarantee a male heir, to continue a family business, or to care for the adopting parents in their old age.
As soon as the adoption becomes final, the adopting parents should obtain an SSN for the child and notify the IRS of the new SSN.
Youngsters in that investigation included 157 interracial adoptees, 42 white adoptees, and 167 biological children of the adopting parents. "Adoptees didn't have worse or different problems than their biological siblings," Simon says.
Abejo emphasized the need to be cautious of usual illegal adoption cases like simulation of birth (or tampering of the civil registry to indicate the adopting parents names on the birth certificate, thus doing away with the legal obligations of adopting), which may also lead to child trafficking.
Preparing for Adoption: Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks
The term "additional paternity leave" applies to new fathers, same-sex partners and adopting parents and came into force on April 6, 2010.