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Maternal and Child Health Issues in Adoption
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Domestic Public/Private Relative/Non-relative a International a At-risk or special needs adoption of children With congenital problems including fetal alcohol syndrome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ap3Iimimk Living in orphanages or other institutions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH1CbC4No24 With a history of child abuse or neglect With diagnosed medical or psychiatric conditions
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Adoptees had slightly higher scores (more problems) on mental health assessments a Adoptees were more than twice as likely to have contact with a mental health professional a Domestic adoptees were more likely than international adoptees to have an externalizing disorder
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Risk factors for disrupted placements or ongoing difficulties Older age at placement Having been singled out from siblings for placement Time in care High level of behavior problems
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Medical records may be incomplete or inaccurate a Child may have undiagnosed medical
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC498A 498A taught by Professor Professorwallen during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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