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Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in New
Albany, MS

Ensuring that the family is healthy enough to provide for a child is one of the many formalities involved in adopting a child in Mississippi. Our team at the Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic in New Albany, Mississippi can help you prepare for this requirement to complete your adoption process. Call our practice today to schedule your adoption physicals.

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Adoption Physicals: FAQ

What Is An Adoption Physical For?

This type of physical examination is part of the requirements for adopting a child in Mississippi. Many adoption agencies want to ensure that the child is going to a safe and healthy home. As part of the home visit they may require prospective parents to submit a health statement from a licensed health care provider. 

Our team at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic can help you with your adoption physicals and tuberculosis tests to aid in your adoption process. 

Do I Need An Adoption Physical?

Most adoption agencies will require you to submit your latest health records as part of your home study process. Specialized agencies that match children with infertile couples will also need fertility screening results to ascertain couples as candidates. Ultimately, agencies just want to know that you and your partner are in good health, capable of supporting a child and its needs. 

How Do I Prepare For An Adoption Physical? 

Adoption physicals are no different from the typical wellness exam. Before your appointment, one of our team members will inform you if bloodwork is involved and if you need to fast before your appointment. 

Just as with any physical, bring the results from recent lab work, including letters, reports, and other medical documents you’ve received from medical specialists. List out all the supplements and medications that you take. Take note of the doctors and specialists you see especially if you typically receive care outside of IM&PC. 

Don’t forget to take any health check paperwork provided by the adoption agency. 

What Should I Expect During My Adoption Physical? 

Adoption physicals are straightforward. One of our physicians will begin by recording your weight, height, and blood pressure. They check your heart, lungs, and feel your abdomen. They’ll also be examining your eyes, ears and throat. 

You’ll be asked about your current health and medical history. If needed, we might ask for blood tests and a tuberculosis test to check for any medical conditions. At the end of your exam, you’ll receive the medical paperwork needed to complete your adoption process. 

Schedule a hassle-free adoption physical today. Book an appointment by calling our practice at New Albany, Mississippi, or scheduling a consultation through our website.

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