What should I do about water while adopting overseas?
The water supply in the former Soviet Union can be sometimes or even constantly contaminated with viruses, bacteria and/or intestinal parasites. Those travelers, who have a weakened immunity, under a lot stress or with chronic health conditions, are at higher risk of getting infected. So how can we survive on the road in a developing country without reliable water supply?
Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP
Adoptive parent medicine chest or what medicines to bring with you on your adoption trip, in case your child gets sick.
As with the other aspects of an adoption, there is a great deal of controversy around the question of what medications to bring with you on your trip. There are elaborate packages of antibiotics and other prescription medications that are marketed to adoptive families. The major question is what to treat? with what to treat? and actually – to treat or not to treat at all?