Wednesday, September 30, 2009

PEAR issues Position on Tuberculosis(TB) Management in International Adoptees

PEAR has issued a Position on Tuberculosis Management in International Adoptees due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rollout of TB screening for immigrants that now includes adoptees aged 2 to 14 from the high-TB-prevalence countries of Ethiopia, China and Haiti.

This position also addresses a summer petition issued by the Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS) for waiving this TB screening requirement.

This is a complex medical issue that requires an understanding of TB itself, the increasing spread of all versions of TB across the world, and how adoptive parents in the US manage screening and treatment of all forms of TB. The PDF can be linked to on our website at

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.

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