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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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According to Nathan, his relationship to his adoptive parents go beyond blood.
Adoptive and foster care families must cope with the normal challenges that accompany transitioning to parenthood (e.g., changes in mental health, physical health, and relationship functioning; McKay et al., 2010), as well as unique challenges often associated with foster care and adoption (e.g., experiences with infertility, parenting a child from a different racial/ethnic background, and parenting a child with emotional or behavioral problems; McKay & Ross, 2010).
State Employees' said its participation and goal is to promote the adoption of foster kids and encourage North Carolina citizens to become foster or adoptive parents.
The National Adoption Service for Wales will increase the pool of adoptive families, raise awareness of the problems facing adopted children and provide more post-adoption support.
Adoptive parents come from all walks of life from older people whose families have grown up to childless couples, single people to same sex couples and people from other ethnic groups, both within and outside of South Tyneside.
Which it is why it is concerning that children in care locally may have to wait almost two years to find an adoptive family.
A sheriff's report in August said the adoptive mother said the boy had threatened the rest of the household with a knife.
The would-be adoptive mother is the doctor's cousin, reports said.
Right now there are thousands of children waiting to find an adoptive family.
There are children in the city of all ages waiting for loving, stable adoptive families.
Moscow: Russia said Tuesday it was seriously concerned by a US decision not to prosecute the adoptive parents of a Russian boy whose January death has sparked a diplomatic row between the two countries.