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.
What We Do
Development, Transition and Child Mental Health
Initial medical issues of children who were adopted internationally typically include infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies, prenatal exposures and endocrine issues. Long term, the majority of ongoing issues are related to mental health. Dr. Maria Kroupina and colleagues have developed a unique, research-based approach to care and treatment of these children that focuses on both child and family.
Clinic Screening and Assessment
Whether your child was domestically or internationally adopted. Whether they have been home for two weeks or ten years. Clinic appointments are tailored to the place your child is at and the questions you have. Designed to work in partnership with your primary pediatric care, our multidisciplinary team approach means you'll receive personalized attention from our physicians and therapists.
Improving Health and Care For Adoptees and Orphans Throughout the World
Pictured: John Hays, of Hays Kids, whose work is featured on our Parent Partners page
Day to day, community action and advocacy are being done through the amazing initiatives of parents. We salute these parents and families who are this work. Via our Parent Partners page, we hope to highlight the work of these families.
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.