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Adoption from MedlinePlus

Adoption from MedlinePlus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adoption.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What’s involved in an adoption home study?
  • What are some special considerations involved in adopting a sexually abused child?
  • What sort of vaccinations are recommended for internationally adopted children?
  • What is open adoption?
  • How many birth parents refuse contact with their adopted out children?


This overview page links to a number of related topics. Scroll down to “specific conditions” to learn more about these special cases of adoption:

  • Foster Parents Considering Adoption
  • Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents
  • International Adoption: Health Information for International Travel
  • Military Families and Adoption
  • Openness in Adoption
  • Transracial and Transcultural Adoption

The format of MedlinePlus topic pages are discussed in detail in the entry for MedlinePlus Health Topics.


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