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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

University of Chicago Adoption Center

Providing a Strong Start for New Families

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.

Our Team

Linda Walsh, NP 
Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic Nurse Practitioner 
Clinical Director, University of Chicago Adoption Center 
Director of Clinical Operations & Outreach, Pediatric & Adolescent HIV Team

Jennifer L. Burns, CPNP 
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 
Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic 
Clinical Director, Pediatric and Family Travel Clinic