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UAB International Adoption Clinic at Children's to Host Adoption Boot Camp on June 3

BIRMINGHAM - The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) International Adoption Center at Children's of Alabama will host its adoption boot camp seminar on Saturday, June 3 for registered nurses, social workers and families interested in adoption. The seminar will be at the Bradley Lecture Center at Children's from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Adoption boot camp is for anyone considering international or domestic adoption, already in the adoption process or works with children who have been adopted. Attendees will receive a comprehensive prospective on the unique challenges and rewards of building a family through adoption. Specific topics include medical challenges, emotional and behavioral challenges, and development (ages and stages) of the adopted child. There will also be an adoption simulation experience and a parent panel for questions.

“I can’t imagine what it would have been like had we not attended this seminar,” said a newly adoptive parent at the clinic. “It was tremendously impactful and we felt prepared for the journey ahead. I would tell every parent considering adoption to make sure you get to boot camp!”

Registration cost for professionals is $50. The family rate for the seminar is $150 for a family of four, and $10 for each additional family member or friend. Space is limited, and the deadline for registration is Saturday, May 20.

The adoption boot camp is one of the longest running educational seminars in the adoption community and is approved for continuing education units for registered nurses and social workers. For more information or to register, contact the International Adoption Clinic at 205-638-6964 or email

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at