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.
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.
Development, Transition and Mental Health
Children who lived in an orphanage or other impermanent care setting prior to adoption may require special attention. This program helps both child and family with the transition to a new life.
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.
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.
Advocacy and Foundation Work
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.