If you have made this conscious decision to adopt a child, here is some information that may assist you as you raise a healthy child.
Medical services available for families who adopt include:
- Cleft lip and palate
The Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute is the largest and oldest center of its kind in the Midwest. This multidisciplinary team has treated more than 3,000 children with cleft lip and palate conditions, and another 2,400 with major craniofacial anomalies. We offer comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for congenital (from birth) and acquired head and neck conditions.
- Club foot, limb conditions
The pediatric orthopedics team is known for their care of congenital limb conditions, and specialize in non-surgical treatment for club foot as well as a minimally invasive approach for vertical talus.
- Congenital heart
The St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center provides diagnosis and treatment of acquired heart problems and congenital heart disease or heart malfunction in children.
- Eye and vision conditions
Eye care experts at the Children’s Eye Center treat visual disorders that occur in infants and children, from refractive error and eye crossing to cataracts and tumors.
- Spina bifida
The Spina Bifida Clinic is one of the largest in the region, providing coordinated care among neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, urologists, physical therapists, and an occupational therapist, dietitian and social worker.