Advocacy and Foundation Work


Orphan Advocacy KidsOrphan Advocacy

Since its beginnings in 1986, our faculty and staff have been committed to the health and well being not just of the children lucky enough to be adopted into permanent and loving families, but to those who remain in orphanages and group care settings. This tradition of orphan advocacy, led by co-founder Dana Johnson, is strong today, with partnerships and collaborations across the globe. We provide medical consultations to nonprofit groups, serve on advisory boards, and testify before our own Congress and other government bodies throughout the world, all in pursuit of legislative and institutional changes that benefit orphaned children.

Dr. Dana Johnson
When Dr. Dana Johnson co-founded the Adoption Medicine Clinic, almost all of the advocacy work being done was in Eastern Europe. Today, advocacy work continues in many African countries. Dr. Johnson is pictured here in a recent trip to Ndola, Zambia, where he helped collect growth data on more than 300 orphaned children to help advise on how best to care for this population of children in the future. Learn more

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