As parents in the medical field, were you and your husband bothered by not knowing the medical history of your adopted children.
No. The only time that it kind of became a slight issue was when my son had to go in for a circumcision here and not knowing the family history for anesthesia effects, but the risks are so minimal that it really didn’t matter, but I just remember, oh, had I known like what his great grandmother and grandmother had, but that was just all just me being worried.
But as far as the medical, if they have any kind of communicable disease or anything like that, they do a lot of tests on the children. They test them for HIV three or four times before they are even allowed to come into this country, hepatitis, they get a full range of tests when they come home.
We just looked at it as if that if we were the unknowns of us conceiving a child, it were the same as adopting a child. Yeah, there are some medical risks that you have to be aware of, that these kids could have, coming from a third-world country, but a lot of those things are easily treated in our country. They have those conditions there because there’s no way of treating them. So we researched all of that stuff before we made a definite decision as to which country we wanted to go to.
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