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International Adoption Medicine

 The International Adoption Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center offers pre- and post-adoption services to families who are in the process of adopting a child internationally.

Pre-Adoption Services

  • Comprehensive evaluation of the child’s medical and developmental record (“the referral”) prior to adoption and travel
  • Video review
  • Consultation regarding common medical problems seen in those who are internationally adopted, including country specific issues
  • Consultation for assistance with completion of a special needs checklist
  • Suggestions for diet and nutrition while traveling and after arrival home
  • Prescription medications for your child during travel, including medications for commonly acquired bacterial infections, scabies and lice
  • A comprehensive travel supply list, including over-the-counter medications
  • Referral to an International Travel Clinic   

Download the client information form or consent form.  

Pre Travel Consultation Fees

  • General Medical Risk Consultation: $150 
  • Limited Referral Evaluation: $200 
  • Special Needs Checklist Review: $250 
  • Standard Referral, 1st: $300 
  • Standard Referral, 2nd (or subsequent): $200 
  • Standard Referral, sibling group: $400 
  • Blind Travel Support: $450 

Post-Adoption Services

  • Comprehensive physical examination
  • Diagnosis and management of acute medical issues
  • Developmental screening
  • All recommended screening lab tests
  • Referrals for medical, surgical, developmental and psychosocial specialty care, when needed
  • Full communication with your child’s pediatrician
  • Follow-up visits to our clinic at 6 and 12 months post-arrival to reevaluate medical problems and developmental progress 

Our Expert

Photo of Dr. Susan Darlyne Dibs, M.D.

Dibs, Susan Darlyne, M.D.

Attending Physician, International Adoption Medicine
Appointment Phone: 443-287-7204
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Pediatrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Pediatrics

Location and Contact Information

Susan Darlyne Dibs, M.D.
Rubenstein Wolfe St. building maps and directions
Office Phone Number: 443-287-7204

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