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Adoption Program

We help adopting families and adopted children, and the community doctors who care for them. Backed by the resources and support of Yale’s medical, behavioral, and developmental specialists, we provide pre- and post-adoption medical services.

Our Services

Our pre-adoption services:

  • Medical records review
  • Pre-adoption counseling for prospective parents by phone or in person
  • Ongoing consultation during the pre-adoption period
  • Information for traveling familiesto more fully inform the trip abroad and to assist our clinic in the assessment of the child
  • Telephone support for families during their stay abroad

Our post-adoption services:

We offer comprehensive evaluations of adopted children, ranging from the child who has recently arrived, to children adopted in the past, but who now have developmental, behavioral, emotional or medical issues. Evaluations are held every Monday in the pediatric clinic at 1 Long Wharf, New Haven.

The evaluation includes:

  • Medical examination
  • Developmental assessment
  • Audiology evaluation
  • Growth and nutrition screening
  • Psychosocial development assessment
  • Screening tests recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Counseling about potential health and development issues