Blind Referral Evaluations. Does one really need it when adoptiong from Russia?

The pre-adoption medical evaluation is performed by an adoption specialist and is not mandatory to complete your adoption. It is however strongly reccomened by both adoption agencies and adoption professionals that this be done.

I personally feel that it is a worth while service because the adoptive parent is connected with an adoption medicine specialist during their entire trip. I consider it a life link back to the United States. During this blind referral evaluation process, the parent can act as the physician and collect medial data and transmit it bad State side via email. You can also prepare a video recording of your prospective adoptive child, and that footage can also be uploaded via the intenet to the consulting physician.

The internet is a fasicnating place for information sharing. We at have used it to the fullest capacity and made it available to the traveling parent. Please visit us online at, the GO To place for Adoption Medicine Education.

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About George Rogu M.D.

Dr. Rogu is the Medical Director of He is a General Pediatrician, who has been working in the field of General Pediatrics and Adoption Medicine for over a decade. Dr. Rogu received his medical degree from the University of Medicine at Bucharest Romania, and his Pediatric Post-graduate training from Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Rogu regularly sees patients in his adoption-friendly private practice, while also maintaining the Web site for Through the Web site, Dr. Rogu is available to review medical records, videotapes, and pictures, as well as for telephone consultations with families who are considering adopting an international or domestic child. All medical interactions are performed via e-mail, express mail, telephone, and fax. There is no need to make appointments and travel outside or your hometown. A unique aspect of our service is that we can come to you. Dr. Rogu now practices in Long Island, New York, with the rest of the staff of He is an integral part of the educational component of its services. He is the founder of the AdoptionDoctors Web site, he coordinates the medical information provided in the Ask the Adoption Doctor section. He lectures on various topics pertaining to Adoption Medicine to support groups and adoption agencies. Request a Pre-Adoption Consultation or call our office at 631-499-4114 to speak with Dr. George Rogu. Affiliations and memberships Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP Section Member on Foster Care and Adoption Medicine Suffolk County Pediatric Medical Society Medical Advisor, American Academy of Traumatic Stress Member, JCICS (Joint Council on International Children's Services) Medical Liaison for