Adoption Medicine Program

The Adoption Medicine Clinic at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is internationally recognized and offers comprehensive care using a team approach to ensure better mental, developmental and physical health for children who are adopted or in foster care.
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Adoption unites parents and children to become a family. Questions often come up at all stages of the adoption process, from before the referral to years after the adoption was completed. Many of these can be resolved through guidance from our team. We can measure developmental and physical progress toward milestones and guide you toward services and specialties to support you and your child.

Our Approach

The Adoption Medicine Clinic is an outpatient clinic serving families with children adopted domestically, internationally, and in foster care. Founded in 1986, our clinic is a global leader in adoption medicine, research, education and advocacy. Our providers have completed more than 30,000 pre-adoption reviews for children in over 40 countries. We provide pre-adoption consultations, medical reviews and comprehensive post-adoption care.

We can guide you toward services and medical specialties to support you and your child. We offer comprehensive, coordinated care and can help to facilitate local, national or international visits for full assessments. Our services include:

  • Pre-adoption: Medical consultations (checklist review), and preadoption medical review of referrals
  • Post-adoption: Clinical care including comprehensive whole child assessments
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Evaluations, diagnosis and intervention recommendations
  • Mental and behavioral health: Services include development and psychological needs assessments
  • Research, education and advocacy: Best practices in prevention and intervention, training of the next generation of physicians, international advocacy

Our mission is to help families heal children who are adopted, in foster care and advocate for those remaining in institutional care throughout the world. Learn more

Many children adopted from foreign countries come to their new families with delays in the development of motor skills, language, social skills and emotions. M Health Fairview will work with you and your child to overcome these delays so that they can thrive in their new environment.

We treat the following conditions:

  • Delayed self care skills
  • Developmental delays/ motor skill delays
  • Feeding delays
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Language delays
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sensory processing delays

Conditions We Treat


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Locations that offer this treatment

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