A new medical clinic for families considering or going through the international adoption process is now operating at the University of Louisville.
Clinic director Dr. Mike Howard says he’s worked with several such cases, starting several years ago in private practice. He says many people expect to encounter problems with infectious diseases.
“The main thing, over time, as anybody that’s been doing international adoption from a physician’s aspect discovers is that these children have more developmental problems as they come in,” says Howard, “and again, helping the families acclimatize and the child to assimilate, within their new families.”
Howard says the clinic offers the services of many specialists, including pediatricians, child psychologists and language and occupational therapists.
The clinic is held twice a month at U of L’s Child Evaluation Center on Floyd Street.