Cleveland Clinic's MyConsult Adoption Consultations are conducted by Elaine Schulte, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician and adoption consultant to the Cleveland Clinic Children's Adoption Program.
Whether adopting internationally or domestically, we believe that a pre-adoption consultation is the best way to prepare parents for the unique challenges and joys of adoption. In international adoptions, transitioning a child from orphanage or foster care in another country can present some additional challenges which require added sensitivity, insight, and preparation. Once your child has arrived home, our post-adoption consultations are available to address any issues that may arise after adoption.
Through MyConsult, you can contact our team from the comfort and privacy of your home. This personalized, timely service will streamline the evaluation of your child's health records, photos and video files.
Our full pre-adoption consultations include:
Our post-adoption consultations assist parents in addressing any issues that may arise after adoption such as difficulties related to sleep, behavior, learning or development. Our adoption specialist will review the child's medical history, records, and test results, and provide a comprehensive, personalized report, taking care to answer your individual questions. You will be able to review treatment options or alternatives, as well as recommendations regarding your child's future care needs. This option is available for adopted children of any age.
If needed, a consultation for the adoption of an additional child can be requested within one year of receiving a pre-adoption consultation.
A personal phone consultation with Dr. Schulte for a one-time medical record review, which may include photos and/or videotapes. If on-going access is needed for additional questions, or while traveling overseas, please request a Pre-Adoption Consultation.
A personal phone consultation with Dr. Schulte to answer general medical questions regarding adoption. If on-going access is needed for additional questions, or while traveling overseas, please request a Pre-Adoption Consultation.
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