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We are still enrolling for our research project to better understand the stress that many parents may feel after completing their adoption. If you would like to learn more about this research project click below.

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Pre Adoptive Parenting Course: Due to several changes in the clinic we appologize that we will not be offering Parenting Class this year. We are planning to start Parenting classes in 2010. Check back for more details.

October 17, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sixth International Adoption Center Halloween Party: Located in the lobby of the International Adoption Center office. Come one and all for a "Spooky" good time. Learn more...

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What's New
As you may have noticed, the International Adoption Center has gone through some changes recently. While we continue to provide the highest quality of care for you as you go through your international adoption, we have had some change in personnel. Christine Narad who was with the Center since its inception, left in August 2008. Kristen McCauley was with us for 6 months and went to follow her passion and is currently working with children with cancer. We are very excited to announce ther arrival of Jackie Payne. Jackie joined our clinic in March 2009. I am sure you will all enjoy getting to meet and work with her. Due to these changes we have put our spring Parent classes on hold but will restart them in the fall. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Many of you will be excited to see that our annual picnic will still occur and Christine Narad will be joining us for this as always. And of course the year would not be complete without our annual Halloween party. For all of the details check out our calendar of events. As always, it remains my great pleasure to continue to work with each of you as you go through this exciting time.
Patrick Mason, MD, PhD, FAAP

About Our Center
The medical care of children adopted from countries outside the U.S. presents unique challenges for families and healthcare providers. Internationally adopted children may be at risk for medical, developmental, and emotional problems not commonly seen in the U.S.

Here at the International Adoption Center, our team of professionals provide:

  • comprehensive medical evaluations
  • developmental screening
  • psychosocial interdisceplinary evaluations for children

At the Center, children of all ages receive quality care and a comprehensive evaluation from staff trained and experienced in issues of international adoption. Our goal is to assist each family in allowing their child to develop to his or her maximum potential.

Our Services
The Center provides:

  • Pre-adoption evaluation
    • including review of the medical records
    • video review
    • pre-travel counseling
  • Post-Adoption evaluations
    • medical evaluation
    • development assessment
    • laboratory/ procedure evaluation
    • immunization counseling
    • long term follow-up tracking health and behavioral issues.
  • Ongoing research on the effects of long-term Institutionalization

We work closely with your child's Primary Care Physician to provide expertise in problems unique to this population of children.

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