As a family begins to adjust to having a new child in their lives, our program is ready to provide any medical and/or psychological support your family may need. Our International Adoption Clinic (IAC) focuses on the medical needs of the child, whereas the STAR Clinic provides the psychological support for both the child and his/her new family. Our Multispecialty Clinic provides the comprehensive care of both the IAC and STAR.
International Adoption Clinic (IAC)
Riley International Adoption Program at IU Health provides a comprehensive medical evaluation, with special emphasis on issues related to physical and psychosocial development, infections, immunization, nutrition and growth, birth defects and adjusting to a new familiy. The speech and language pathologist/feeding specialist is available for consultation and recommendations, as needed, during the clinic visit. Recommendations for ongoing management will be shared with your primary care provider and arrangement can be made for consultations and services with other Riley specialists and experts in the community.
STAR (Stress, Trauma, Attachment and Resilience) Clinic
The STAR Clinic is designed to support a child's and family's psychological well-being through international adoption. Our clinic provides a range of services to meet the unique needs of each family. All services are provided by a licensed psychologist with extensive experience with internationally adopted children and their families.
Our International Adoption Program has received national recognition for our expertise and receives many in- and out-of-state consultation requests. We are available for out-of-state consultations on a limited basis, based on careful review of the circumstances and clinician availability.
The multispecialty clinic provides the services of the International Adoption Program including a consultatoin with the psychologist. The psychologist is available during this visit for a wide range of questions. Our clinic is particularly helpful for families who have questions about their child's developmental status or cognitive ability, bonding and attachment as a family, adjustment of child and/or other family members, childhood stress and trauma, or psychological concerns. Our services are also particularly helpful for families adopting older children or children with special healthcare needs.
For more information and to make an appointment, please call 317.944.4846.