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Vol. 8 - Num. 6

Seminar 1

“Consensus on international adoption. Guidelines for paediatricians

Ángel Hernández Merinoa, Alberto Núñez Lópezb, A Cortés Lozano, Gonzalo Oliván Gonzalvod, J Lirio Casado, Maite de Aranzabal Agudoe, M García López-Hortelano, V Fumadó Pérez

aPediatra de Atención Primaria. Madrid. España.
bVocal de Salud de la Asociación Atlas. Coordinador de la Comisión de Salud de CORA (Coordinadora de Asociaciones en Defensa de la Adopción y el Acogimiento). España.

dPediatra. Servicios de Pediatría y Adolescencia. Instituto Aragonés de Servicios Sociales. Gobierno de Aragón. Zaragoza. España.
ePediatra. CS Lakuarriaga. Vitoria. Álava. España.

Reference of this article: Hernández Merino A, Núñez López A, Cortés Lozano A, Oliván Gonzalvo G, Lirio Casado J, de Aranzabal Agudo M, et al. “Consensus on international adoption. Guidelines for paediatricians. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006; 8 Supl 2:S41-53.

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Abstract

We present a structured summary of the document ?Consensus on international adoption. Guidelines for paediatricians and other health professionals? published on November 2005. The summary presented tries to be a representative sample of the whole original document and to reflect its contents and proposals with fidelity. International adoption has increased in an extraordinary way in our country. Between 1997 and 2004, 24042 children from 49 countries have arrived. Children adopted abroad have an increased risk of presenting with health problems. The journey and stay abroad implies additional risks. We describe the contents of the preadoptive medical visit and recommendations for making a complete evaluation after the arrival of the child from his/her country of origin to the new family. We also stress the need of undertaking a long follow up.

Keywords

Adoption International adoption Paediatrics Primary Care

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