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Adoption Bootcamp Set for February 23

BIRMINGHAM — The UAB International Adoption Center (IAC) at Children’s of Alabama will be hosting an adoption bootcamp on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church (5080 Cahaba Valley Trace in Pelham, 35242).

This event is typically of interest to families who plan to adopt, have adopted – both international and domestic adoptions – in addition social workers, teachers, physical and occupational therapists as well as other healthcare professionals are invited to attend for a professional fee of $50 per person. Continuing education credit is available for social workers and teachers.

The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Cost is $150 per family and includes a continental breakfast and snacks. To register, contact the IAC at 205-638-6964 or

The mission of the International Adoption Clinic is to serve the initial and ongoing medical, developmental and emotional needs of adoptive parents and their children from around the world. The IAC is a non-profit clinic located at the Children’s South Pediatric Outpatient Center off I-459. The center is staffed with professionals with a love for children who have been orphaned and a desire to see them accepted into loving and well-equipped families.

Every member of our team has a connection to orphans/adoption either through personal work in orphanages, adoption agencies, personal adoption experience or travel abroad to do mission work. The IAC’s interdisciplinary clinic includes pediatric medicine\pediatric nursing, occupational \ developmental therapy, family therapy and audiology. The staff provides comprehensive medical services (both pre and post adoption). Families throughout the United States and abroad contact the International Adoption Center to receive pre-adoption medical reviews by Dr. Jennifer Chambers or Dr. Carin Richard Kiser. The IAC has been helping adoptive families since 2002. During this time, the IAC has served the needs of children from over 55 different countries such as China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Guatemala, Peru, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Ethiopia, Uganda and many, many more.

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, 45 other states and six foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 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