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Senate Testimony of Dr. Ronald Federici

by Child Services Notebook Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM

My name is Dr. Ronald Federici. I am a developmental neuropsychologist, which basically means I specialize in evaluating children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric difficulties. I am Professor of Pediatrics and Neuropsychology and Child Development. I lecture extensively throughout the United States and internationally. And I am also an honorary member of the remaining Department of Child Welfare, because my medical team works extensively in Romania, working on the institution projects.

STATEMENT OF RONALD S. FEDERICI, PSY.D., CLINICAL DIRECTOR,

PSYCHIATRIC AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, P.C.,

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Dr. Federici. Mr. Chairman, Senator Landrieu, it is a

pleasure to be here. Committee members, thank you very much for

allowing me the opportunity to testify.

My name is Dr. Ronald Federici. I am a developmental

neuropsychologist, which basically means I specialize in

evaluating children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric

difficulties. I am Professor of Pediatrics and Neuropsychology

and Child Development. I lecture extensively throughout the

United States and internationally. And I am also an honorary

member of the remaining Department of Child Welfare, because my

medical team works extensively in Romania, working on the

institution projects.

I am also very proud to be the adoptive parent of four

internationally adopted children, and have recently gained

guardianship with two other children in Romania.

My professional colleagues in international adoption

medicine have basically designated me as the one who has seen

the most difficult children. My estimate is that I have seen

over 1,500 to 1,600 internationally adopted children who are in

their school age years for various evaluations for neurological

or psychiatric difficulties.

Basically, I am speaking to the committee on behalf of my

work and research, which I am also going to offer to the

committee, as well as some other supportive documentation. And

I am very proud to have many of the families and support groups

here in the audience who I have worked alongside for many, many

years, who would corroborate some of the difficulties that have

surfaced regarding international adoptions and adoption

practices.

While I am not an attorney, my job is to be an investigator

and work with the families to help them provide the most

detailed assessment of their child's special needs, and also to

help develop the most appropriate treatment plans to bring the

child to their maximum potential.

If I may just say that I have probably, in my research

sample, and it is included in my testimony which the committee

has already, we are organizing a very detailed research sample,

in conjunction with Dr. Dana Johnson and the University of

Minnesota, and Dr. Pat Mason, of Emory University, which should

solidify all the data on the long-term effects of

institutionalization regarding thousands of cases.

In my one sample, which I have seen, which has been

reported, of over 1,500 internationally adopted children, every

one of them were informed by their adoption agency that they

were healthy. All 1,500 of them were not healthy.

I broke down the statistics in terms of by numbers. But if

we were to look at approximations, 50 to 60 percent of the

children had long-term chronic problems; 20 to 30 percent had

refractory or chronic difficulties that would require lifelong

care and probably a lack of independence on the part of the

child; and less than 20 percent of our sample, which is

corroborated now with an additional sample that I have provided

from Emory University, since they have also done recent data

collections, show that the children were able to be resilient.

Again, sir, all of the children were advised by their

agencies that they were healthy. The statements that were made

consistently to me from the families, since I have had the

opportunity to review a modicum of medical records, that to

disregard the medical records, the children will be fine, they

are slightly delayed, they need a loving home, they need care,

health, hygiene, and everything would be fine.

This turned out to be absolutely incorrect, at least in our

assessment now of the older children, since what we are finding

out about the long-term effects of institutionalization, from

nutritional, medical and psychological neglect, which I have

supplied some of the most up-to-date research from researchers

across the country who would corroborate the findings, is that

children from internationally adopted settings, regardless of

age, are deemed a very high-risk population and require very

special families to handle these cases.

In my work with Romanian Secretary of State Tabacaru, he

recommends that every child out of Romania receive a label as a

handicapped child or a child at risk for delays.

Some of the other critical issues that seem to come about

is that the families were grossly ill prepared, overwhelmed. I

have dealt with families who divorced, went bankrupt. Many

relinquished their children. The majority of the families were

in states of despair and depression, where they did not know

how to deal with the situation of a, quote, healthy child.

All families passed the home study. In my years, 20 years

of practice, I have yet to see a family fail a home study.

Several of the families that passed home studies were active

alcoholics, drug addicts, out of prison, financially ill

prepared, unemployed, and so forth and so on, where they were

clearly not afforded a proper home study or psychological

evaluation, which has, for the most part, been deleted as a

critical part of the home study.

I have now been called upon to be a participant in numerous

litigations against agencies. I have served as an expert

witness several times, and right now I am involved in eight

different litigations against 10 different agencies.

So, in summary, sir, there seems to be quality control over

the preparation for the families. The families are very ill

prepared. There seems to be some misinformation provided to the

1,500 families who had, quote, healthy children, when all were

impaired at some level, with many of the families wondering why

they would pay so much money for a handicapped child.

Thank you very much for allowing me the opportunity to

testify.

[The prepared statement of Dr. Federici follows:]

Prepared Statement of Dr. Federici

I, Dr. Ronald Steven Federici, am a Board Certified Developmental

Neuropsychologist and expert in severely delayed children, particularly

children from post-institutionalized settings. I have been in

professional practice for 20 years and have evaluated approximately

1800 adopted and internationally adopted children. I am regarded as the

Country's expert in the neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of

the post-institutionalized child and lecture nationally and

internationally on this topic. I am the author of ``Help for the

Hopeless Child: A Guide for Families (With Special Discussion for

Assessing and Treating the Post-Institutionalized Child)''. Also, I am

the parent of six internationally adopted children; four of which

reside with us in the United States and the other two I raise in their

home country of Romania in which I maintain legal guardianship.

I have been evaluating internationally adopted children since

early-mid 1980's to present. I have evaluated approximately 1800 post-

institutionalized children and have collected extensive data which is

now being reviewed and incorporated into a major research project with

Dr. Dana Johnson at the University of Minnesota and Dr. Patrick Mason

at Emory University. My preliminary data is referenced in my book and

will be further outlined in my summary testimony.

Families come to see me from all over the United States and now

England and Ireland in order to receive my expertise in developmental

neuropsychological evaluations. Virtually every family who has come to

see me was informed by their adoption agency that their child was

either ``healthy'' or had ``mild developmental delays which would

improve with a loving and nurturing family''. I have reviewed thousands

of medical and psychiatric records on these post-institutionalized

children and have also heard thousands of the exact same story from

families who have adopted regarding their experience with their

international adoption agency.

There is a very important point to be made here regarding the

entire international adoption process, even prior to the child being

placed. In my 20 years of practice and, most recently, the extensive

work with internationally adopted children, I have yet to see a family

fail a ``home study'' which was provided by the agency. For example, I

have a family in which both parents were active alcoholics and in

treatment, but were allowed to adopt two children. When I confronted

them how they passed the home study, they openly informed me that their

adoption agency told them ``we just won't put that in the home study''.

I have many other cases in which it was clear one parent was mentally

ill, or both had significant emotional and marital problems but yet

passed the home study. I even have one case in which the father was out

of jail for sexual offenses and passed the home study in order to adopt

a child from Russia. Therefore, what is the purpose of a home study if

it does not measure or adequately assess any psychological domains of

the perspective parents or the agency will go as far as omitting

important information.

Specifically, all of the families who have come to see me have felt

at the end of their patience and totally overwhelmed and frustrated. By

the time families make it to my office, they have seen multiple medical

and psychiatric providers who still have not been able to reach a

conclusion or consensus regarding the type of illness or damage to

their child. The families have consistently told me that they have

brought their concerns to their international adoption agency, but have

rarely--if ever--received any type of support, encouragement or even

proper referral to those of us who are designated experts in

international adoption medicine. Actually, many of the families were

told to avoid specialists such as myself or others across the country

as ``we would only find a problem with their child which was not true

as the child just needed more time and love to adjust''.

Most families sought out my services as well as specialty services

from other international adoption specialists through the Parent

Network for the Post-Institutionalized Child (PNPIC), Friends of

Russian and Ukranian Adoptions (FRUA), word of mouth or by reading

various articles I have published or my recently published book.

Additionally, families with damaged internationally adopted children

flock to conferences sponsored by the Parent Network which have now

totaled over 17 across the United States and in the United Kingdom. In

these conferences which I have co-sponsored and lectured, rarely do we

see international adoption agency personnel. Actually, agencies avoid

these conferences and avoid dealing directly with the significant

problems that many post-institutionalized children experience.

In my preliminary research statistics, based on a sample of 1500

internationally adopted, post-institutionalized children, with an

average age of 4.2 years and an average time in the institution from

24-through-84 months, of the adoption agencies informed the families

that the children were ``healthy or only mildly delayed which would

improve with a loving family''. The medical records clearly indicated

that the child showed high risk pre- and post-natal factors such as

fetal alcohol exposure, prematurity, nutritional neglect, low birth

weight, or just the damaging effects of living in a deprived

institution. Also, there are frequently uncertain ``medical diagnoses''

put on the child's records such as perinatal encephalopathy, hypoxia or

various other unusual terms. While the medical experts consistently

state that these Eastern European diagnoses might not mean anything,

caution is still provided to the parents. International adoption

agencies frequently tell the parents to ``disregard the medical records

from the country as they have to put something down in order for the

child to be adopted out''. We are now finding that many of the true

medical records may lack clarity or sophistication in diagnostic

nomenclature, but are in fact correct in defining a child who is at

high risk or ill at some level.

The neuropsychological outcome factors of these 1500 children

yields the following:

1. 450 or approximately 30% of the sample had severe

neuropsychiatric disorders such as mental retardation, autism,

fetal alcohol syndrome, or chronic and long-term disabilities.

2. 750 or approximately 50% of the sample displayed mild-to-

moderate learning disabilities and developmental disorders

which required life-long special education, medical and

psychiatric interventions.

3. 375 or approximately 20% of the sample displayed

relatively ``clean'' or benign neuropsychological and

psychological difficulties which would continue to improve over

the course of time and with the appropriate medical,

psychological and educational interventions along with routine

acculturation.

Therefore, 80% of the children I have evaluated whose families were

told by their agency that they were ``healthy'' were, in fact

neuropsychiatrically impaired and would pose a financial and emotional

burden to the family for life. I fully realize that families come to me

for evaluation of problems, but if one provider such as myself has seen

so many impaired internationally adopted children, there must be

definite problems in the entire international adoption process

beginning at the time of the child being identified in their home

country (grossly inaccurate medical and psychiatric assessments).

Additionally, it is absolutely inappropriate for international adoption

agencies to tell families who are adopting children from such high risk

countries such as Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, other Eastern European

countries, India as well as Central and South America is that ``all

children need is a loving and stable home and time to adjust''.

Many of the agencies have recently published their ``research and

surveys'' regarding internationally adopted children. In the most

recent one completed by a Washington, D.C. agency, they touted that

only ``less than 10% of the children had problems and that most were

doing well''. Professional researchers and critics have totally

disregarded these surveys as they are no more than ``content surveys''.

Most families are happy they have a child which is the target of these

surveys, but there is no real mention or assessment regarding the level

of disabilities. Emory University International Child Clinic and the

Parent Network for the Post-Institutionalized Child are now conducting

a more professional national survey and finding completely contrary

results from the Washington, D.C. based survey. It is very clear that

proper professional evaluation of the internationally adopted child

indicates that these children are a ``very high risk population''. Just

for the Senate hearing records, I offered a modicum of professional

input and proper neurological and psychiatric assessment surveys to the

Washington, D.C. adoption agency who published the recent ``contentment

survey'' that I am sure the agencies will discuss. I spent ample time

in helping them formulate a proper research survey, but was informed by

the Director (following a presentation regarding neuropsychological

work with post-institutionalized children) that if ``she were to tell

families everything that I have presented or given to their agency,

that no one would adopt''. This sums up the issue and clearly shows

that financial gain and increasing adoption numbers took priority over

quality assurance and protection of the perspective adoptive family.

The agencies maintain a ``wait and see philosophy'' and have rarely

recommended to my families immediate and aggressive evaluation and

treatment. Even when families take my neuropsychological or other

medical data back to the agency in an effort to point out that their

child is severely impaired or delayed, many agencies which I can

specifically name and identify, have told families to disregard my

evaluation and keep getting additional opinions with the hope of

finding the child healthy and discredit my findings or those of my

professional colleagues. It should be emphasized that by the time

families come to me, I am, in fact, the last opinion or the one they

count on the most based on my expertise and extensive experience with

the post-institutionalized child.

I am an Honorary member of the Romanian Department of Child

Protective Services and President of the Romanian Challenge Appeal

which is an international humanitarian aid organization. I have over 30

medical specialists from all disciplines who have worked in Romania

evaluating children in institutional settings. I have visited

institutions all over the world, particularly Romania, and it is very

clear that any child residing in such a deprived environment can and

must be labeled ``high risk'' due to the multitude of environmental,

medical, nutritional and deprivation risk factors which international

adoption agencies grossly minimize when the families are in the initial

stages of international adoption.

A vast amount of my families have informed me that, when they went

to the country to pick up the child, it was very clear that the child

was sick and no where near the ``statement of health'' provided by the

international adoption agency. Many families have also informed me that

their child was switched at the last minute, or that their child was so

sick that they doubted he or she would make it home. Furthermore, many

of the families who adopted older children found the child to be

completely out of control and were completely ill-prepared to deal with

a violent and out of control child for the trip home.

I have served as expert witness on several high profile cases such

as the murder ease in Colorado where the mother murdered her

internationally adopted toddler (Polreis case) in addition to the Thorn

case where the parents were arrested in New York for allegedly abusing

their two Russian toddlers who were out of control on the plane. I have

been asked to serve as an expert witness multiple times by families

filing suit against their international adoption agencies. In the cases

I have participated in, international adoption agencies withheld or

fabricated records, blatantly lied to the families regarding the health

status of the child, or were involved in some type of scandal between

the U.S. agency and the overseas NGO. I have personally witnessed

lawyers obtaining the true medical records on the children in which the

international adoption agency and NGO deliberately withheld. I have

seen cases settle for millions of dollars. I have seen families being

given a child who has Delta-D Hepatitis which is a terminal condition

when they were told the child was perfectly healthy and passed the

``exit medical examination'' in their home country in which the

hepatitis would have been picked up immediately if it were a legitimate

examination. In many of the cases, it was exceedingly clear that the

agency withheld valuable information from the families which would have

potentially changed their decision to adopt or prepare properly for

adopting a special needs child.

I have seen a multitude of families disrupt their adoption because

they were no longer able to care for the child's financial and

emotional needs. I have seen families separate and divorce, or engage

in abuse of their child because the child exhibited grossly out of

control and aggressive behaviors. I have evaluated children who have

severe attachment disorders, neuropsychiatric conditions, sexual

offenders, killers of animals within the home, and several children who

have attempted to murder their siblings, parents or commit suicide. I

have consistently watched families feel devastated and enraged with

their international adoption agency who had promised them a ``healthy

child''.

There are few, if any, international adoption agencies who have

provided adequate training for the high risk factors of the post-

institutionalized child. Follow up counseling or support from

international adoption agencies is virtually non-existent.

It has been my professional and personal experience that, when

confronted, international adoption agencies maintain strong denial,

deceit and manipulation when they are forced to deal with a family that

has a damaged child. This is not an isolated occurrence, but a

situation which has occurred thousands of times. I urge the Committee

to consult with the Parent Network for the Post-Institutionalized Child

(Thais Tepper and Lois Hannon, Directors), in addition to various other

support groups around the country for families with internationally

adopted children. It would also be worthwhile for the Committee to

review the statistics of Tressler Lutheran Services in Pennsylvania as

directed by Barbara Holtan. This program has handled many disrupted

international adoptions and specialized in placing these very difficult

children.

In summary, and as stated in my book, international adoption

agencies do a very poor job in preparing families for the high-risk

post-institutionalized child. They maintain a position of denial and

minimization regarding the damaging effects of institutional care and

sell families the fantasy that a ``good loving home and time will cure

all''. Yes, there are definitely many children who do well, but there

is a very large percentage of families with damaged children. If I,

myself, have seen nearly 2000 and the Parent Network for the Post-

Institutionalized Child has almost 6000 families having damaged

children, and other organizations having thousands of their own damaged

children and families, then there clearly is a need for better quality

control on the part of the international adoption agencies.

Furthermore, all of the families who have come to me have spent a

minimum of ,000-,000 to adopt their child which turned out to be

special needs. As stated by the Romanian Secretary of State, Dr.

Cristian Tabacarn, a Romanian adoption should cost no more than ,000-

,000. Families are instructed to carry over large volumes of cash in

``new bills'' by their adoption agency to hand to the overseas

coordinator. This statement I can verify personally as I am the parent

of six internationally adopted children and was instructed by my agency

to carry over large sums of money in new bills and with specific

denominations. There is no accounting for this money that is sent

overseas and it is very clear that United States international adoption

agencies are making vast sums of money on adoptions, even the ones who

turned out to be handicapped.

Agencies continue to resist working collaboratively with adoption

medicine specialists, families, parent support groups, post-placement

supportive programs. The problem continues in volumes as the number of

internationally adopted children rises each year. There is no quality

control or accountability that the agencies must be held to. There is

no standard of care, operation, financial accountability or, most

importantly, securing the most accurate, detailed and honest

information provided to the families. Families adopting are very

vulnerable and impressionable, and tend to believe the fantasy as

opposed to a painful reality which is often the case.

Despite numerous attempts on my part to educate and offer free

training to any and all international adoption agencies, I have been

discounted and under utilized. JCICS recently sponsored the first

``International Medicine Adoption Conference'', but their practices

continue as it was very clear that many of the agencies in the audience

did not want to listen to the potential risk factors as this would

limit their adoption numbers and profit. They asked for training and

guidance, but turn around and do the same unethical and insensitive

practices time and time again.

Several agencies are under lawsuit at this time for fraudulent

practice. I would be pleased to provide documentation of pending legal

cases ranging from Oregon to Ohio to New York to Washington, D.C. to

Florida to Texas to Arizona involving more than 10 different agencies.

I continue to provide expert testimony and life planning for many of

the children that I have evaluated that are severely impaired and for

families that are in the process of suing their international adoption

agency for fraudulent adoption practices. I have seen many cases settle

before the court hearing, but the settlement is ``sealed'' per the

request of the adoption agency, but I am aware of the settlement

amounts and the legal document which were so clear in defining fraud

and negligence. Currently, I have received requests from literally

hundreds of families who wish they had the opportunity to tell their

story to any governmental agency or regulatory body who may invoke some

type of quality assurance or control over international adoptions. This

is not just one or two angry families, but a very large cross-sectional

group of well informed families. Many of these families were hoping

their concerns would be heard at this type of Senate hearing.

Without some form of governmental controls and monitoring, the

problem will continue. International adoption agencies seem to have a

difficult time in agreeing on how to ratify the Hague Convention as it

is clear they do not want accountability or monitoring.

Any area of medicine would be held accountable for their action.

This is why we maintain a license which is subject to scrutiny by our

State Boards. International adoption agencies have a license, but are

not subject to any scrutiny or disciplinary action aside from the times

they wind up in court--which is on the increase. The more handicapped

or special needs internationally adopted children coming into the

country will continue to provide a challenge to the ill-prepared

family, their educational system, and to the medical and psychiatric

specialists trying their best to deal with the problems. Most

importantly, the financial strain on the families can and will result

in more disrupted adoptions or the child receiving less than optimal

services.

With all of these factors in mind, it seems imperative that a

strong governmental position be taken regarding international adoption

agencies. Oversight, regulation, control regarding adoption practices

and financial accountability is of paramount importance.

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