8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (on-call during adoption-related travel)
Nemours International Adoption Medicine Program, is a program that provides pre-adoption clinical consultations and post-adoption evaluations to parents who are in the process of adopting a child from another country.
Evaluating the health status of a child in another country is challenging, but we’re here to help. International adoptees who have lived in an orphanage or other care setting may have special needs in addition to immediate or long-term medical health issues. Although domestic adoptions may also face these challenges, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children's program has focused expertise on new, international adoptions.
Nemours International Medicine Adoption Program provides pre-adoption consultations, because at Nemours we treat every child as we would our own. Here, our goal is to provide families the best possible information about a child’s present and future health needs so that each family can make the best decision today and for a long time to come.
Consultations are usually done by phone and they involve sharing information with you about known health concerns in specific parts of the world. Once a child has been identified, it’s time for the pre-adoption medical review. We understand time is often of the essence when it comes to the pre-adoption medical reviews.
Should you move forward with the adoption and bring the child back to Nemours, there are 3-4 follow up visits that are covered by insurance. Additional care may be needed based on the child’s diagnosis.
Once you’ve completed your post-adoption clinic visits, if your child needs care in the long-term, we’ll work closely with your child’s primary care doctor and other specialists if necessary, to ensure your family has the best chance for a happy, healthy future.
There’s a flat fee of $500 for pre-adoption medical reviews. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted.
If you need a pre-adoption consultation, contact us:
Phone: (302) 651-4993
Follow-up care visits with your adopted child are covered by insurance.
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