The medical background of an adopted baby

The medical background of your baby is important as you prepare to bring this newborn into your home. Stephen Ravel, seasoned adoption attorney, shares key information for parents to understand about their child's medical needs.
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The medical background of an adopted baby

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When the baby is born, you will have access to all the medical information about the child. If, God forbid, the baby does have a medical issue; the first thing you need to do, is assess your strengths and and weakness are as a parent, and see if you are qualified to meet this child's needs. I always advise my clients that you are not doing the child any favors by taking a child in whose needs you can't meet. Make sure that you can meet the child's needs. If you can't, there are other resources available. There are other families that will take in children who have problems at birth, and are well-equipped to take care of that child. You just have to be honest with yourself about what it is you are capable of doing.

The medical background of your baby is important as you prepare to bring this newborn into your home. Stephen Ravel, seasoned adoption attorney, shares key information for parents to understand about their child's medical needs.

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Stephen Ravel

Adoption Attorney

Stephen Ravel attended UC Berkley for his undergraduate degree and Santa Clara Law School for his law degree. Stephen has been an attorney since 1973, and has been involved with adoption law since 1984. He has handled over 1,300 adoptions since the start of his career. Stephen is married and has three children. His oldest child was adopted from Brazil at birth.

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