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Obtaining Background Information on Your Prospective Adopted Child
Summarizes the importance of obtaining as much thorough and accurate medical, genetic, and social history information as possible about prospective adoptive children. This factsheet addresses the questions prospective adoptive parents should ask their adoption agency, reasons some information may not be available, and where to find more information.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Obtaining background information on your prospective adopted child. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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