Medical Check Up Before Adoption

Adoptive parents have to submit a medical report before they officially qualify as parents. The adoption agency will give you a detailed list of the medical tests that both parents must undergo. These are general tests to ascertain that you have no major complications. You may have to undergo the following tests:

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Laboratory tests

  • Serology
  • Hemoglobin
  • Blood smear
  • Urinalysis – specific gravity
  • Urinalysis – sugar
  • Urinalysis – albumin
  • PAP

 

Complete Physical Examination

  • Pulse
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Blood pressure
  • Vision
  • Ears
  • Teeth & gums
  • Nose & throat
  • Lungs
  • Breasts
  • Heart
  • Pelvis
  • Abdomen and
  • Nervous system
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You may also have to submit a brief medical history which will have information about:

  • Illnesses you have had previously
  • Operations you have undergone
  • Hospitalization, if any, with a brief background
  • Psychiatric treatment in the past, if any, citing the reason
  • Accidents suffered
  • Significant family history (diabetes, heart disease, hereditary or congenital defects)

Health documents and reports must be supported by a fitness certificate certified by a qualified medical practitioner declaring both adoptive parents as fit and fine, with no genetic disorders or other complications – past or otherwise.

 

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