Each year, thousands of children are adopted from overseas. In order to meet the special needs of adoptive families, our healthcare providers established the University of Chicago Adoption Center at Comer Children’s. This unique resource has been designed to provide adoptive families with a wide range of services.
- Pre-adoption travel clinic visits, including:
- A physical exam
- Initial lab testing
- Vaccination planning
- Referrals to specialized care
Our board certified family nurse practitioner specializes in providing medical care to adopted children from countries around the world. Linda Walsh works closely with health professionals in other specialties to offer a full range of pediatric services, including infectious disease consultations and other resources that will help ease the transition to a new home.