Adoption in the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe: health problems and medical recommendations
Gonzalo Oliván Gonzalvoa
aPediatra. Servicios de Pediatría y Adolescencia. Instituto Aragonés de Servicios Sociales. Gobierno de Aragón. Zaragoza. España.
Correspondence: G Oliván. E-mail: email@example.com
Reference of this article: Oliván Gonzalvo G. Adoption in the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe: health problems and medical recommendations. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006;8:265-81.
Published in Internet: 30-06-2006
The Russian Federation and the Eastern Europe countries are the first geographic area in
frequency of the children adopted abroad by Spanish families. Respect to these countries, the
aims of this article are to describe: a) the sociopolitical context that has increased the incidence
of health problems in the general population, and of the institutionalized children because
they being left orphan, being abandoned or to suffer abuses; b) the main health problems
of the adopted and in process of being adopted children, on the base of the
international literature review of the last 10 years and on the retrospective study of a national
casuistry assessed during five years (2000-2004); c) the characteristics and the deficiencies
of the carried out pre-adoptive medical records; d) the medical advising for the families
in process to adopt; e) the medical recommendations for the initial assessment and monitoring
of the adopted children.
Keywords● Adoption ● Eastern Europe ● Health problems ● Medical recommendations ● Russian Federation