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    Comprehensive Child Wellness Assessments

    Minnesota Department of Human Services has awarded a grant to the Adoption Medicine Clinic to strengthen permanency for adopted, foster and kinship care children. The Adoption Medicine Clinic is doing this through Comprehensive Child Wellness Assessments.

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    Health Topics for Preadoptive Families

    Child referrals are becoming increasingly complex, and adoption medicine professionals are identifying many more children with special needs from all countries that participate in intercountry adoption, as well as from the United States.  To help you prepare for these changes, we've written this book: Health Topics For Preadoptive Families.

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    Preadoption Medical Reviews and Consultations

    Our physicians have collectively reviewed the histories of more than 25,000 children who are waiting for adoption, helping families make a decision that is right for all.

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    Clinic Visits

    No matter how long you've been together as a family, we are happy to see you in clinic. We do initial post-arrival screens and work with older children, too - either domestically or internationally adopted.

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    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Evaluations

    Fetal alcohol exposure is the most common cause of developmental disabilities in children. Your child does not have to be adopted to receive this evaluation.

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Advocacy, Research, Education & Clinical Services

For every child adopted out of an orphanage or impermanent care situation, millions more languish there. Our philosophy is to do all we can through legislative and educational advocacy to see that those children who remain in institutions or the foster care system have the best possible chance for a future. Some of our work is through action as partners with nonprofit foundations.