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    • International Adoption Medical Clinic

      If you are planning to adopt a child from a foreign country, it's important to be aware of the many and often significant medical and developmental concerns that may arise, particularly among children who have been institutionalized for long periods of time.

      The multidisciplinary team of specialists at the International Adoption Medical Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU helps parents before and after the adoption process. This team of occupational therapists, a pediatrician and a nurse practitioner with special knowledge of international medicine assembles the collective talent and experience of CHoR specialists in many subspecialties to give the newly adopted child a healthy start to a new life.

      Pre-Adoption Services

      • Parental education on gathering child assessment information
      • Parental travel advice based on the country of travel
      • Prescriptions for child identified prior to travel
      • Review of medical/social information (as available)
      • 24-hour contact with physician expert during travel

      Post-Adoption Services

      • Age-appropriate occupational therapy assessment of motor and sensory function, social development and attachment
      • Complete assessment of growth, physical and psychosocial development, infection, immunization, nutrition and birth defects
      • Immunizations as needed and a plan for completion of required immunization in conjunction with primary care provider
      • Laboratory assessment including blood work, stool testing and tuberculosis testing
      • Referral for early intervention services, developmental assessment and psychiatric or psychological assessment/therapy
      • Referral for vision/hearing screenings


      To consult with Dr. Lavoie prior to adoption, call 804-828-1808.

      (804) 828-CHOR (2467)
      Children's Pavilion, Level 4, Pod E

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