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Obtaining Background Information on Your Prospective Adopted Child
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
(PDF - 470 KB)
This factsheet for families summarizes the importance of obtaining as much thorough and accurate medical, genetic, and social history information about prospective adopted children. This factsheet also addresses the questions prospective adoptive parents should ask their adoption agency, reasons some information may not be available, and where to find more information.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Questions to Ask Your Adoption Agency or Organization
Reasons Some Information May Not Be Available
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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