Why You Should Stop Waiting and Switch to the China Special Needs Program

If you have you been waiting for a “healthy” referral from China or are signed up to receive a referral from another country and have been waiting, you may want to consider making a change.  Last year, 2,040 children entered the United States through Intercountry adoption from China.  China remains the largest Intercountry adoption program […]

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Spina Bifida Occulta: Part II

Spina Bifida Occulta occurs in 10-20% of the population. Many people have no symptoms, but for those who do, these can vary widely. Surgery and treatment can also be effective.

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Clubfoot: Pre-Adoption Assessment of a Child Referral--Part III

When you are referred a child, you will want to have the child's condition evaluated. Nightlight provides an extensive list of health care providers who can evaluate your child and those who provide services once your child is home. If your child has clubfoot, you may want a specialist in this area to evaluate a child's file so that you can be very well-prepared for the types of treatment the child may need.

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Nutrition and the Child from China: Part II

Overall, children from China do very well. In one study in looking at children adopted into Canada from China,in which the children on average were 13 months old when they arrived home, they were doing as well as other children in Canada at three years old.(Incidentally, these children arrived home about 10/11 years ago, when […]

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Nutrition and the Child from China

Your child's nutritional status while in an orphanage can affect your child's overall growth and development. Learn how the lack of certain nutrients can affect your child and what you can do.

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