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View Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP Availability and Reliability of Records - Part 2 - The Legal Grounds 6/20/2006

“I am writing to you because I had heard that you mentioned on a list-serv that certain medical documents are available to adopting families per Russian law. We have been home for one month. Many families I know claim to have received extra information at court; we did not. I am wondering: Is it still possible to obtain some of our daughter's records?

View Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP Availability and Reliability of Records in Russian Orphanages - Part 1 12/15/2005 During the process of adoption from the Former Soviet Unions (FSU), families are forced to ascertain the health and developmental status of their potential child based on medical reports provided by orphanages, evaluation by the in-country medical professionals (when available), and on the family’s personal experience during the visit(s) with the child in the orphanage. Proper use of the documents, typically present in any orphanage file, can make the process of adoption more informed and somewhat less stressful. Besides the medical and educational value of such documents, there is a potential present and future sentimental value of this paperwork to the adoptive family and adopted child.
View Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP What will my child need if his/her pre-adoptive medical report has a diagnosis of "rickets"? 12/19/2005 As many other diagnoses found in medical documents of children adopted from the former Soviet Union, rickets is both extremey common and extremely over-diagnosed.
View George Rogu M.D. Blind Referral Evaluation 11/8/2005 I have a Blind referral but I would feel more comfortable if a medical professional reviews my child’s data and video while I am traveling overseas. How can I prepare the medical package and how do I get the data back home in a timely fashion?
View George Rogu M.D. Can immunization records from orphanages be relied upon 2/21/2006 Vaccinations in the third-world nations often are not on par with accepted standards; can immunization records from orphanages be relied upon?
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