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International Adoption


Director: Shawn Taylor, MD 

Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers - Call UK-MDs 1-800-888-5533 
Fax 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

Each year thousands of infants and children from other countries are adopted by American families. The International Adoption Clinic at Kentucky Children’s Hospital helps families before, during and after their adoption. When the adoption referral is received from the adoption agency, our physician will review the available information, offer medical opinion on the health and medical risks of the child, and be available to you when you travel. After the child arrives in the United States, we offer a comprehensive medical exam, including a physical examination, growth and development assessments by an occupational or physical therapist, labs, and appropriate referrals, if needed. At the 6 month post-adoption referral, in addition to the physical examination and labs, we also complete a hearing and speech evaluation.

Hours: Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m. - noon

For patient appointments: 859-257-4297

Clinic Location

Kentucky Clinic
Second Floor, Wing D
740 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536

Mailing Address

Department of Pediatrics
Section of International Adoption
Second Floor, Wing D
740 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536


Shawn Taylor, MD 

Page last updated: 5/26/2015 11:13:00 AM