Health of children adopted from Guatemala: comparison of orphanage and foster care.

  title={Health of children adopted from Guatemala: comparison of orphanage and foster care.},
  author={Laurie C Miller and Wilma Chan and Kathleen Comfort and Linda Grey Tirella},
  volume={115 6},
OBJECTIVE Since 1986, American parents have adopted >17300 children from Guatemala. This study assessed the health, growth, and developmental status of 103 Guatemalan adopted children (48 girls; 55 boys) after arrival in the United States. Physical evidence suggestive of prenatal alcohol exposure and adequacy of vaccinations administered were also reviewed. METHODS Retrospective chart review was conducted of 103 children who were evaluated after arrival in the United States in an… CONTINUE READING
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