Saturday, June 20, 2009

a new international adoption clinic at U of L

A cool article by Laura Ungar in the C-J...

Her work caught my eye as a front-page article and the picture of an acquaintance from DC at Southeast, Dustin Hamilton.

...a new international adoption clinic at the University of Louisville that helps families identify and deal with medical and developmental problems among children adopted from foreign lands.

These can include physical disorders such as tuberculosis, parasites and malnutrition; language delays as they learn a new tongue; and psychiatric problems such as reactive attachment disorder, in which children don't develop healthy bonds with caregivers.

U of L's new clinic is the first in the area and one of about 30 in the nation. Until now, parents have had to travel to Cincinnati, Indianapolis or the University of Kentucky in Lexington for such specialized care...

U of L's clinic will operate on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center downtown, and will help families throughout the adoption process.


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