Todd Ochs, MD, Ravenswood Pediatrics
It seems like adoptive parents are being forced into the special needs queue, both domestically and internationally - or is it that all children in the adoption queue are really special needs children?
How can we look at potential needs and figure out whether we can parent a particular child?
Todd Ochs, MD, of Ravenswood Pediatrics (www.ravenswoodpediatrics.com) has been a general pediatrician in Chicago since 1984.
began working with adoptive families in 1997, during the adoption of his
first Chinese daughter.
Since then, he
has seen over a thousand internationally adopted children in his
practice and adoption clinic and has adopted three more special needs daughters from China.
has spoken on international adoption both nationally and globally and has advocated for adopted and fostered children with public and private schools concerning adoption health and mental health issues, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.