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International Adoption

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Medical Evaluation of Internationally Adopted Children for Infectious Diseases
Extract from Red Book Online; subscription required to access entire chapter
A Healthy Beginning: Important Information for Parents of Internationally Adopted Children
Brochure for parents, includes information about immunization
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Health Aspects of International Adoption
From the "Information from Your Family Doctor" series
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Yellow Book: International Adoptions
Chapter covers international travel information from the Health Information for International Travel textbook
Podcast: Healthy Travel for International Adoptions
Discusses ways adoptive families can protect their own health and the health of their new children
Travelers' Health
Information to assist travelers and health professionals
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs)
Vaccine Information: Hepatitis B
An extensive resource to help parents understand hepatitis A-E, from transmission to diagnosis to treatment to civil rights protections and more
U.S. Department of State
Affidavit Concerning Exemption from Immigrant Vaccination Requirements for a Foreign Adopted Child
Official immigration document regarding immunization
More adoption resources
Adoptive Families magazine
Award-winning national adoption magazine
Dr. Jane Aronson: "The Orphan Doctor"
World-reknowned pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine
Articles about hepatitis B and international adoption
HBV Adoption Support List
Online support group for adoptive or biological parents of children with HBV. To protect the privacy of parents and children, this is a restricted list and requires pre-approval to join
International Adoption Clinic
University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics, provides asssessment, medical guidance, and academic research
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