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International Adoption

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The International Adoption Clinic will close on May 31st, however, your child can still receive expert care with one of our primary care physicians. To make an appointment, please call 859-323-5000.

Each year thousands of infants and children from other countries are adopted by American families. The International Adoption Clinic at Kentucky Children's Hospital is one of only two clinics in Kentucky that helps families before, during and after their adoption. The clinic has helped families who have adopted from:

Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Columbia, Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kazakhstan, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam and others.

Pre-adoption medical evaluations

When your adoption referral is received from an adoption agency our physician will review the available information and offer a medical opinion on the health and medical risks of the child. You can contact Shawn M. Taylor, MD, for more information or to arrange a pre-adoption evaluation at

Post-adoption initial health screens

After your child arrives in the United States, we offer a comprehensive medical exam including a physical examination, growth and development assessments, labs and appropriate referrals if needed. 

We recommend your child be evaluated within two to three weeks after their arrival in the United States.

Patient referrals

For patient appointments, please ask your primary care provider or pediatrician to make a referral.

Health care providers, please visit our referral page to refer your patient to this service.