Obtaining Background Information on Your Prospective Adopted Child

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Obtaining Background Information on Your Prospective Adopted Child

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2018

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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. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2018). 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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