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Adoption Physicals

Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic -  - Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in New Albany, MS

Many adoption agencies require that prospective adoptive parents undergo a physical before being approved to adopt a child. The team at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic in New Albany, Mississippi, offers adoption physicals and provides the appropriate paperwork and documentation to help you complete your adoption process. If you and your partner need adoption physicals, call Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic or make an appointment online today.

Adoption Physicals Q & A

What is an Adoption Physical?

If you’re planning on adopting a child, many adoption agencies need to see a health statement from a licensed health care provider as part of the adoption approval process. The team at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic provide adoption physicals and tuberculosis tests to help you successfully complete your adoption application.

Why Would I Need an Adoption Physical?

In the state of Mississippi, you need to submit up-to-date health records as part of your home study process. In addition to these basic requirements, your adoption agency may have more specific requests. For example, some agencies specialize in placing children with couples who suffer from infertility and may need to see the results of your fertility screening. Other agencies may want to confirm that you are healthy enough to provide for a child’s needs.

How Should I Prepare For an Adoption Physical?

You should prepare for your adoption physical much like any other wellness check. A member of the office staff who makes your appointment will let you know if bloodwork is necessary and if you need to fast before your appointment.

Prepare a list of all the medications, vitamins, and supplements you take. You should also make a list of any other doctors you see, especially if you don’t receive regular care from the team at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic. You can also take the results from any recent lab work you’ve had, or letters and reports from any medical specialists, such as cardiologists.

Make sure to take any health check paperwork provided by your adoption agency as well as your insurance information.

What Happens During an Adoption Physical?

Adoption physicals are similar to other wellness checks. Your provider begins by recording your height, weight, and blood pressure. They listen to your heart and lungs and feel your abdomen. They’ll look into your eyes, ears, and throat.

You have a conversation about your current health and your medical history. If necessary, your provider will order blood tests and a tuberculosis test to check for signs of disease. At the end of your exam, your provider completes the required paperwork for you to submit to your adoption agency.

If you need an adoption physical, call Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic or make an appointment online today.