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International Adoption

Referral Criteria:

We Accept Referrals   We Do Not Accept Referrals
From: Physicians

For the following types of patients:
  • Children recently adopted from other countries
For the following types of patients:
  • Pre-adoption assessments

Making a Referral

Mail or fax the referral form to:

International Adoption Clinic, CHEO
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
Fax: Clinic 613-738-4292, CHEO Scheduling Centre 613-738-4865

  • Please indicate on the referral if an interpreter is required and for which language if not English or French.
  • Once the referral has been received, reviewed and triaged, an appointment will be booked.
  • The patient and family will be notified directly with their appointment time.
  • If the status of your patient changes, it is your responsibility to notify CHEO.

Provide This Information for Patients and Families

  • Bring the following with you to your appointment:
    • health card
    • any medications
    • documentation provided from country of origin.
  • The care for internationally adopted children is provided during 4 outpatient visits over a one year period.
  • For more information about your visit to CHEO, please visit
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