Comer Alt

University of Chicago Adoption Center - Adoption 101


Each year, thousands of children are adopted from overseas. Since 2003, the Adoption Center has specialized in providing medical and developmental care to adopted children. Hundreds of children and families have been shepherded through the process of adoption by our empathetic and expert staff. We are uniquely suited to see children with all types of special needs and to act as a liaison to the fine pediatric sub-specialists at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago. Many American families are reaching beyond our borders to adopt children left orphaned by natural disaster, war, disease, and poverty. Often these children face a range of complex medical needs including HIV, Malnutrition, Congenital Deformities, and Developmental delays. We are committed to educating and supporting parents on both the joys and challenges of adopting a child with special needs.

When families are considering adopting from overseas, many questions arise. In order to meet the special needs of adoptive families, our team provides a comprehensive range of services, including: