International Adoption Clinics and Doctors

Once a family receives their referral of a child, A Love Beyond Borders recommends that families have the information received on the child (medical, photo and/or video) evaluated by a Doctor who is familiar with adoption.  Following is a list of Doctors that (for a fee) perform pre-adoption consults by phone for families adopting from abroad or domestically. A Love Beyond Borders does not endorse any of the Doctors or Clinics and provides the following information as a courtesy. 

Additionally you may check out the Medical Encyclopedia for additional information to guide you in your decision making:

University of Minnesota, International Adoption Clinic

Dr. Dana Johnson, MD, PhD; Judith Eckerle Kang, MD and Cynthia Howard, MD, MPHTM
2512 S. 17th Street, 3rd Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Phone: (612) 624-1164
Fax: (612) 624-8176

International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC
Dr. Jane Aronson, FAAP
128 Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Phone: (973) 763-3762 or (212) 207-6666
Fax: (973) 763-8640 or (212) 207-6665

This website is very helpful in getting more information on typical medical diagnosis in international children: hepatitis (B & C), syphilis, transfusions, medications and therapies used, terminology used in medical “referrals” on children, microcephaly, what to look for in a video, and what tests to be done upon returning with your child. Also, you can download a Denver Developmental which can be helpful in assessing how delayed your child may be based on their peers.

New England Medical Center, International Adoption Clinic, The Floating Hospital
Dr. Laurie Miller
755 Washington Street, Box 286
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Phone: (617) 636-8121

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, International Adoption Center
Mary Allen Staat, MD, M.P.H.
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Phone: (513) 636-2877

Families By Design

Nancy Thomas
PO Box 2812
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

The Center for Adoption Medicine, University of Washington Pediatric Care Center
Dr. Julia Bledsoe and Dr. Julian Davies
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 598-3006
Fax: (206) 598-3040
Post-Adoption Clinic Appointments: (206) 598-3000

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jennifer Nobles Chambers, MD, MPH&TM, UAB International Adoption Clinic, Director
MTC 201
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233-1711
Phone: (205) 939-6974
Email: ,

Adoption Program, Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Lisa Albers, MD, MPH and Kay Seligsohn. PhD
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: (617) 355-5209
Fax: (617) 730-5529

Yale Child Health Research Center
Carol Weitzman, MD
464 Congress Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut 06520
Phone: (203)737-1623

Child Development Center, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, International Adoptions Health Resource Center
Dr. Nina Scribanu, MD
3307 M St NW,
Washington, DC 2007
Phone: (202) 687-8635
Fax: (202) 687-8899

Emory University School of Medicine - Pediatrics Department, International Adoption Research
Dr. Pakula, Director of the International Adoption Center
Marcus Institute
1920 Briarcliff Rd.
Atlanta, GA. 30329

Maine Adoption Clinic, Maine Medical Center
Nataniel James, MD
22 Bramhal Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Phone: (207) 871-0111

International Adoption Clinic of Kennedy Krieger Institute & Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9200

International Adoption Clinic, Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
Nancy Curtis, MD, Carina Grandison, Ph.D
747 Fifty Second Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: (510) 428-3010
Fax: (510) 450-5878

Schneider Children’s Hospital, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Andrew Adesman, MD
1983 Marcus Ave, Suite 130
Lake Success, NY 11042
Phone: 516-802-6150
Fax: 516-616-5801

Rainbow Center for International Child Health, Adoption Health Services
Karen Olness, MD
11100 Euclid Avenue, MS 6038
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: (216) 844-3224

Texas Children's Health Center for International Adoptions, Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin Street, 5th Floor, Suite 550, Feigin Center
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (832) 822-1038 or (866) 824-5437
Fax: (832) 825-1281

Inova Fairfax Hospital, International Adoption Center
Dr. Patrick Mason
8505 Arlington Blvd. Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (703) 970-2651
Fax: (703) 970-2620

The International Adoption Clinic
1056 East 19th Avenue, B032
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (720) 777-4963
Fax: (303) 764-8072

Ravenswood Medical Professional Group
Todd Ochs, MD
1945 West Wilson Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 769-4600
Fax: (773) 769-0042

Foreign Adoption Clinic and Educational Services (F.A.C.E.S.), Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Jennifer S. Ladage, MD
1465 South Grand Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 577-5643
Fax: (314) 268-4028

International Adoption Medical Consultants. LLC
Edward Kolb, MD
13110 Birch Drive
Suite 148, Box 366
Omaha, NE 68164
Phone: (402) 680-3269
Fax: (402) 496-7126

Global Pediatrics, International Adoption Medical Support Services
Dr. Alla Gordina M.D., FAAP
7 Auer Court, East Brunswick NJ 08816
Phone: (732) 432-7777
Fax: (732) 432-9030

International Adoption Health Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Alyssa Harrison, Dr. Gail Farber
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 426-5005
Fax: (215) 590-3198

Winthrop Pediatric Association, International Adoption Medical Consultation Services
Dr. Paul Lee
200 Old Country Road, suite 440
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: (516) 663-9408

All Children’s Hospital
Dr. Juan A. Dumois, III, MD (fluent in Spanish)
801 Sixth Street South
PO Box 31020
St. Petersburg, FL 33731-8920
Phone: (727) 892-4160 or (800) 456-4543 Ext. 4160
Fax: (727) 892-8270


Developmental / Adjustment

Families by Design by Nancy Thomas
PO Box 2812
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
We offer information on adoption, attachment and bonding issues, early trauma, and Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) to families and professionals. We are also the official home of Families by Design–providing educational materials and seminars. The goal of this site is to provide help for each wounded child with Attachment Disorder, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) – to provide hope for each awesome parent and team member.

Neurotherapy Northwest 

12-B N. University Rd,

Spokane Valley, WA 99206


A private practice established in September of 2006 by Myron Thurber, Ph.D. and Patrick Burch, MBA, that specializes in: Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, EMDR,Individual/Family Counseling, and Peak Performance Training and Tutoring.  

BG Center: International Adoption Psychological Consultation and Services
Boris Gindis, Ph.D
13 South Van Dyke Avenue
Suffern, NY 10901
Phone: (845) 357-2512
Fax: (845) 369-6830

Diana Schwab, M.Ed., LSW, Developmental Specialist
4070 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Phone: (412) 697-0887
Fax: (412) 521-6512

Developmental Evaluation Center for Adoption, Schneider Children's Hospital
Andrew Adesman, MD
269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: (718) 470-4000
Fax: (718) 343-3578

Neuropsychological and Family Therapy Associates
Ron Federici, Psy.D
620 Wolfre Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 548-0721
Fax: (703) 836-8995
Dr. Federicis clinic is renown for assessing behavior, language and attachment issues.