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February 2013Vol. 14, No. 1AAP Intercountry Adoption Brochure

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) produced a brochure for parents of children adopted from countries outside the United States. The brochure is designed to provide adoptive parents with important information regarding their child's health.

A list of infectious diseases and other recommended screenings, tips for evaluating the child's health upon arrival at home, and information about immunization records are just a few of the topics covered in the brochure. The AAP Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care and the AAP Section on Adoption and Foster Care provided the information for the brochure.

A Healthy Beginning: Important Information for Parents of Internationally Adopted Children is available on the American Academy of Pediatrics website:  (95 KB)