Monday, August 17, 2009

Article: NCFA Speaks Out on CDC's TB Policy for Adopted Children

In China and Ethiopia new tuberculosis screenings are required for adopted children, 2 years and older, prior to their entering the US. As these screenings are given after the child is a legal US citizen and could potentially delay the child's homecoming and cause travel changes for adopting parents, the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) is calling upon the Centers for Disease Control to exempt internationally adopted children from its new regulation.

To date Children’s Hope has not had any children test positive for active TB in either the Ethiopia or China programs.

Visit the NCFA's webiste for additional links and an interview with the Washington Examiner which provides further insight.


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