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Our Services :: Assessment of Child's Medical History

Preparation for an international adoption starts about one year before the child actually arrives in the United States. I am able to provide medical guidance concerning the child once the parents receive the medical abstract from their adoption agency.

  • Medical abstract studied and evaluated. I review abstracts from all over the world, including: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia.
  • Medical abstract which may include medical diagnoses is explained in layman terms.
  • Growth parameters are placed on a growth curve to assess height, weight, head circumference as compared to a general population of children of the same age.
  • Developmental milestones are discussed so parents can understand the expectations for their particular child. Parents can then more comfortably make decisions regarding their prospective adoption.
  • Photographs are examined and evaluated for facial dysmorphism and other abnormal physical characteristics consistent with fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Videos when available are viewed and studied for abnormal physical characteristics and developmental / behavioral level.
  • A phone consultation with patient to summarize the findings of the medical abstract, video, and photographs.

E-mail/FAX/phone contact with physicians/agencies/representatives from countries of origin may be available for clarifying medical diagnoses and past medical history.

Select one of the following links for more detailed information:

introduction to the pre-adoption review
guidelines for interpreting pre-adoption medicals
russian medical diagnoses
medical template for a russian 2-trip referral or ukranian 1-trip process
how to take photos for evaluation of FAS features
New CDC Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders (FASD) Website

Fee Schedule available online.

My office manager will work with you to help you receive the fullest possible reimbursement from your health insurance company, but payment in full is required at the time of service.

iph International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC
Dr. Jane Aronson, FAAP
128 Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
P: 973.763.3762
F: 973.763.8640
E: E-mail us


Please be prepared to leave a complete phone number and hotel room number when calling from abroad.

  This page last updated September 11, 2009 6:46 PM EST