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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
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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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The notes of the Tuesday meeting obtained by The Post on Wednesday, Nim Thout, secretary of state at the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation, and Gianni Bardini, an Italian government foreign affairs representative, said that based on international policy, child adoption aims to prevent child trafficking and promote child protection.
On the other side, there was a couple whose family did not accept the child adoption. The family was religious and very orthodox in nature.
Going inversely proportional to child adoption, surrogacy has gained pace in past few years.
The civil partnership bill did not include provisions regulating child adoptions.
Still, child adoption remains fairly complex, time-consuming, and uncertain.
A law passed in 1923 even permitted child adoption, though under conditions that made only relatives likely to adopt.
* Good overview of laws regarding child adoption. Clarification of how to interact with mothers experiencing an unplanned pregnancy
Categories: February 22, 2010, Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program, Child adoption, Child welfare, Children, Cost analysis, Disadvantaged persons, Earned Income Tax Credit, Employee training, Employment assistance programs, Federal funds, Federal/state relations, Food Stamp Program, Foster children, Head Start Program, HHS Child Care and Development Fund, Licenses, Minorities, Public assistance programs, Risk management, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, Training utilization, Welfare benefits
.MEDIEVAL Pope Benedict has again gone off on one, saying that UK laws could compromise religious principals, which, to the Roman Catholic Church, would make them admit homosexuals to the priesthood and allow child adoption by gay couples.
This study is concisely aimed at the changing attitude of people towards Child adoption and its growing practice among childless couples.
* Chiaki Moriguchi, Northwestern University and NBER, "From Pragmatic to Sentimental Adoption: Child Adoption in the United States, 1880-1930"
All the NGOs and individuals have been warned against adaptation of IDP children as there is no child adoption law in the region.

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