Naturally, one of biggest concerns of any parent is the health of the children available for adoption. The links below will provide information about the health of Chinese orphans, suggestions on what tests to have performed after you return from China, and recommendations on what medications to take with you when you go to China.
Families with Children from China (FCC) did a terrific job in collecting this information and many of the links below will take you directly to specific pages on their website.
A list of medical doctors that have experience with adopted Chinese children
A medical journal article by Dr. Traister assesses the overall health of Chinese adoptees.
Summary of data from the University of Minnesota's International Adoption Clinic by Dr. Dana Johnson.
The International Adoption Clinic at Houston's renowned Texas Children's Hospital. The clinic offers pre- adoption screenings of your referred child's medical reports as well as full post-adoption medical evaluations. Clinic staff works with all countries participating in international adoptions.
Charts show Chinese norms for height and weight. Worth printing and keeping to share with your child's pediatrician.
Helpful article by an adoptive mom about her Chinese daughter's experience with scabies.
Recommendations by Dr. Borchers on tests that your pediatrician should consider for your child.
Letter for you to give to your pediatrician explains the rationale behind Dr. Borchers recommendations on adoptee medical issues.
Helpful article on Mongolian spots.
Dr. Jerri Ann Jenista explains some of the medical issues observed in children from China.
Dr. Jane Aronsen's website contains a lot of good information on international adoptees.
Dr. Nancy Hendrie's perspective on the health of children adopted from China.