Finding a Physician

A specialized "adoption doctor" is the best choice for your child's medical needs.

A specialized adoption doctor is the best choice for your child
Choosing a doctor is a big decision for any family, and the choice is especially important to adoptive families. There are several steps you can take to make your choice a good one. Begin by asking your friends, neighbors, adoption support group members, and adoption agency for recommendations. With names in hand, check with the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Academy of Pediatrics to find out which doctors are board-certified. Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ ...

An adoption-sensitive pediatrician or family medicine physician brings special expertise in caring for your baby’s medical and developmental needs.

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