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UAB International Adoption Clinic at Children's of Alabama Presenting "Adoption Bootcamp" Sept. 22 in Pelham

BIRMINGHAM (July 18, 2018) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) International Adoption Clinic at Children’s of Alabama is hosting an adoption bootcamp seminar for families interested in both international and domestic adoption at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The seminar, which will run from 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m., will help educate future adoptive families about the medical, developmental, attachment and identity issues that are commonly seen with children who have been adopted.

The cost of the seminar is $150 per family, with up to four attendees included in a registration. To register for the event, call (205) 638-6964 or email Adoptive parents, adult family members, and professionals, such as social workers and therapists, are encouraged to attend. Continuing education credits are also available at the seminar. Parking is free and snacks will be provided.

“We’re so proud that our adoption clinic offers these seminars multiple times each year,” said Heather Schuck, family therapist for the clinic. “We really think these seminars are a great source of education and encouragement for those seriously interested in adoption.”

In addition to the medical and developmental issues, practical matters such as traveling, assimilating your new family, talking with relatives and friends about adoption and choosing a pediatrician will also be discussed. A parent panel discussion will also be provided to gain insight from those who have already walked this road.

The International Adoption Clinic serves the initial and ongoing medical, developmental and emotional needs of adoptive parents and their children from around the world. They are a non-profit clinic located at Children's South in Birmingham, Alabama. They are staffed with a group of professionals armed with a love for children who have been orphaned and a desire to see them accepted into loving and well-equipped families. To learn more, go to