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Let's Work Together

Our mission is to help make sure families are prepared to make the decision of a lifetime, and, once your child has come home, to support you in making this transition and beyond. If you're not sure what services you need or would like more information, please contact us by email iac@umn.edu or phone, 612-624-1164. View fee schedule

Preadoption

Preadoption

Preadoption Consultations

By phone, Skype or in person. Whether you have already established a relationship with an adoption agency or are just starting out in your adoption process.  Download flyer

Preadoption Medical Reviews

Online through our secure submission system, with additional option to speak with the adoption medicine physician by phone. We review child's growth, development, infectious disease status, social and medical history, birth parents' social and medical history (if available), and evaluate for signs of alcohol or other prenatal exposures. Upload referral

Travel Consultations 

For parents who have special concerns about traveling to meet their referred child for the first time or to bring the child home. Please also visit the travel preparation and planning pageRequest a consultation by emailing iac@umn.edu

Waiver Letter 

If you used our preadoption medical review service, we also can provide you with a letter to attempt to have the child's country of origin waive the waiting period sometimes required prior to adoption. We will need your home address, full official name of the child as she/he is known to the orphanage, and official date of birth. We will send you two original copies of the letter, signed by one of our physicians and notarized by a notary public commissioned by the State of Minnesota. Request a letter by emailing iac@umn.edu.

Postadoption

Postadoption

Clinic Visits 

Recommended within 2-3 weeks of arrival in the U.S., but we will see your child at any time. Initial visit typically includes physical examination, initial development status, laboratory evaluation, and time to address your questions about your child’s adjustment to her/his new environment - we will work with your primary care provider to provide the best care.

Learn more about clinic visits

Child Mental Health, Development, and Transition 

Our research-based treatment program for development and transition issues includes two visits and extensive amount of time spent observing both child and parent(s) interactions.

Learn more about child mental health, development, and transition

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Evaluations 

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) evaluation requires two visits: a medical appointment at which we will review medical history, do a physical examination, and developmental assessment; and a psychologist visit for cognitive and developmental testing. Your child does not have to have been internationally adopted to be seen in this clinic.

Learn more about FASD evaluations

Domestic Adoption

Domestic Adoption

Domestic Adoption 

Though it's in our name, international adoption is not all we do. Children who came from an environment of instability or neglect, such as can be experienced in the U.S. foster care system, are at risk for the same types of physical growth, cognitive, and social-emotional development issues as children who spent time in an orphanage abroad. Your domestically adopted child is welcome in our clinic.

Learn more about domestic adoption