Adoption Services


Opening Hearts, Creating Families

Since the early 1990’s, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Adoption Program has helped countless families share their love and open their hearts to children from the United States and around the world.

The adoption process can be complex. And first-time adoptive parents have the same questions and concerns as any other prospective mother and father. That is why Winthrop’s program fosters close relationships with each family, helping them through the process every step of the way. Creating happy, healthy families is our mission.

Let Us Be Your Guide

The well being of the child and family is our number one priority. Working in conjunction with adoption professionals from around the United States, Winthrop’s program provides the most comprehensive medical services with a personal touch.

Once a child has been identified as needing a loving home, Winthrop’s Adoption team works closely with parents to deliver our expert medical services through Winthrop’s adoption professionals, with compassionate and comprehensive assistance throughout the entire adoption journey. Families have access to the pediatric adoption specialists 24-hours a day, seven days a week, even while you are far from home.  Travel advice, information, recommendations, and vaccinations are also available for parents who request or require them for their travel.

What You Can Expect

Winthrop’s program offers the most comprehensive pre-adoption medical services available, including:

  • Pre-adoption counseling and evaluation based on a child’s medical records. With the support of pediatricians covering the full spectrum of subspecialties, such as infectious diseases, cardiology, neurology, and orthopedics, we are fully prepared to discuss in straightforward language, your questions and concerns regarding children with special medical needs and conditions.
  • Developmental assessments. A thorough medical review of all of the child’s health information is performed, including examination of any video and photos received to look for any physical or developmental disabilities and assess their cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Health risk assessments. Winthrop’s program specializes in evaluation and assessing the impact of diseases and conditions that may be common among adopted children, including a variety of infectious diseases, the child’s nutritional and immunization status, and maternal exposure and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

For more information about the program, please contact us:

Adoption Program
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
120 Mineola  Blvd., Suite 210, Mineola, New York 11501
Tel: (516) 663-9414 Fax: (516) 663-3793