Pre- & Post-Adoption Consultation

Children growing up in orphanages overseas can develop psychological and health challenges that and parents may need additional help understanding and addressing. We provide consultations to parents in the pre-adoptive period – before traveling overseas to meet the child – and in the post-adoptive period – after the child has been welcomed into their new home.

About Ocean International Adoption

Almost 200,000 children from all over the world have been adopted by U.S. citizens during the past decade. The majority of these children have lived in relatively hostile, crowded, neglectful, pre-adoptive environments that lack adequate hygiene and nutrition. Subsequently, internationally adopted children have significant risks of developmental, behavioral, and health problems. As a result, international adoption can be highly complex for families.

How We Can Help

Children growing up in orphanages overseas can develop psychological and health challenges that and parents may need additional help understanding and addressing. We provide consultations to parents in the pre-adoptive period – before traveling overseas to meet the child – and in the post-adoptive period – after the child has been welcomed into their new home. Families receive continued follow-up care at the 3-month and 6-month marks post-adoption, in order to monitor the child's behavioral, developmental, and physical development and provide parents the support they need. Our services include:

  • Consultations

  • Counseling to families

  • Post-adoption medical and developmental evaluations

Learn More

Click below to visit OceanInternationalAdoption.com and learn more about the services that we provide to help families in the process of adopting children internationally.

About the Doctor

Dr. Gary Feldman, MD

Pediatric Sleep Specialist

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician

Dr. Gary Feldman founded Ocean Sleep Medicine in 2016 after developing a longstanding reputation for excellence in pediatric sleep and behavior medicine as the Medical Director the Stramski Children's Developmental Center at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach since 2004. He was named 2010 Physician of the Year by Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach, and has been named a Southern California Super Doctor since 2014. He has received numerous other awards acknowledging his distinctions in behavioral pediatrics and sleep medicine, and is a sought-after speaker on these topics as well as international adoption.

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