We encourage all families to begin looking for an international pediatrician early on in their adoption journey. An international pediatrician is aware of diagnoses used by doctors in your child's country of origin and also can give you a good idea of what long term effects certain diagnoses will look like for your child. Dr. Johnson and his associates have worked with previous Gladney families are a great starting point. His website has lots of great articles that can keep you informed on what to expect from an institutionalized child.
Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Minnesota International Adoption Clinic