8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (on-call during adoption-related travel)
We offer expertise to parents who are adopting a child from another country, including the ability to:
We know the process of adopting a child from another country can be overwhelming. Each year, thousands of American families adopt children from overseas, and the number continues to grow. Nemours International Medicine Adoption Program, an international adoption clinic led by doctors with decades of combined experience caring for adopted children and their families.
Nemours International Medicine Adoption Program is designed to help adopting parents navigate the medical and psychological parts of international adoption, while giving you the tools to make the right choices for your family. We provide pre-adoption evaluations and medical reviews (once a child has been identified) for children from countries all over the world.
Our program has expertise in adoptive children with special needs, including fetal alcohol syndrome, HIV, cerebral palsy, cleft lip and palate, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other medical and behavioral disorders in adopted children. Plus, as part of Nemours Children’s Health System, our international adoption medicine experts have immediate access to pediatric specialists in more than 30 additional areas of expertise, including a collaborative team across multiple locations, if needed.
Because adoption is for life, we’ll be here with you every step of the way, for as long as you need us.
If you proceed with an international adoption, you have the option to do your child’s immediate follow-up care at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando or Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.
Once you return home, whether you choose Nemours for your child’s long-term care or you need assistance with establishing a plan closer to home, our team will assist you with the following:
Nemours International Medicine Adoption Program is housed at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, a state-of-the-art children’s hospital with immediate access to specialists in a kid-friendly environment.
Nemours also has a Delaware Valley network of primary and specialty care locations.