Essential Medical Decisions
Which name to choose for the baby? Cloth versus disposable diapers? Breastfeed or use formula? These are some of the obvious decisions a new parent needs to make for his or her child. There are, however, some other important decisions that may not spring as readily to mind—-the medical...
Hepatitis, Viral, Type B
Description Hepatitis B is a viral infection with clinical manifestations that include anorexia, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting, and often progresses to jaundice. Severity ranges from inapparent infections detectable only by elevated liver function tests to fulminating, fatal cases... Encephalitis, Japanese
Description Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a common mosquito-borne viral encephalitis found in Asia. Most infections are asymptomatic, but among people who develop a clinical illness, the case-fatality rate can be as high as 30%. Neuropsychiatric sequelae are reported in 50% of survivors. In... International Adoption - South Africa
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Prickly Paperwork Possibilities
October 2, 2011, 5:50 pm
Paperwork . It's such an innocuous word -- and yet a foster parent can shrivel at the thought of it. So what's a parent to do?
First, let's face facts. If the state is going to remove a child from his or her parent and place them in another home, that act is going to necessitate a lot of... 600,000 Children.
August 11, 2011, 9:24 pm
As adoptive parents, we promise to love children as our own. We take on their history and their heritage, as well as their future. As you're waiting for a MOWCYA letter or waiting to take your Ethiopian child to visit his or her birth country some day, millions of Ethiopians and their neighbors... Profound Responsibility
November 13, 2011, 2:47 pm
This week we will finish our final steps in licensing renewal: We'll have our fire inspection and we'll take our SIDS/Shaken Baby training for this year. The fire inspection should go fine; my only concern is that I realize we've not had a fire drill in ages. Maybe after nap time...