International adoption: infectious diseases issues.

  • Laurie C Miller
  • Published 2005 in
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
Nearly 220,000 children have been adopted from other countries by American parents since 1986. Approximately 65,000 children have arrived from China and Russia, mostly in the past 6 years. Most of these children reside in orphanages before adoption, where they may experience malnutrition, environmental deprivation, neglect, and exposure to infectious… CONTINUE READING