Largest Font Size Larger Font Size Normal Font Size
Print Bookmark Email

International Adoption Medicine

The International Adoption Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, in partnership with the Kennedy Krieger Institute, offers pre- and post-adoption services to families who are in the process of adopting a child internationally.

Pre-Adoption Services

  • Comprehensive evaluation of the child’s medical and developmental record (“the referral”) prior to adoption and travel
  • Videotape review
  • Consultation regarding common medical problems seen in those who are internationally adopted, including country specific issues
  • Consultation for assistance with completion of a special needs checklist
  • Suggestions for diet and nutrition while traveling and after arrival home
  • Prescription medications for your child during travel, including medications for commonly acquired bacterial infections, scabies and lice
  • A comprehensive travel supply list, including over-the-counter medications
  • Referral to an International Travel Clinic  
  •  

Download the client information form / consent form  

Fees are charged for services pre-travel.  

Post-Adoption Services

  • Comprehensive physical examination
  • Diagnosis and management of acute medical issues
  • Developmental screening
  • All recommended screening lab tests
  • Referrals for medical, surgical, developmental and psychosocial specialty care, when needed
  • Full communication with your child’s pediatrician
  • Follow-up visits to our clinic at 6 and 12 months post-arrival to reevaluate medical problems and developmental progress.  

 


Largest Font Size Larger Font Size Normal Font Size