Preadoption Medical Reviews

The Administrative Offices at the Adoption Medicine Clinic will be closed 1/16/2023 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please contact Dr. Judith Eckerle at ecke0056@umn.edu if you have questions about a Preadoption Medical Review during the holiday weekend. Holiday rates for a Preadoption Medical Review will be applied to submissions that need to be completed within the timeframe of 1/14/2023 to 1/16/2023.

A Preadoption Medical Review is a full review, by a medical doctor, of the information you receive in a referral. Preadoption Medical Reviews are completed within 24 or 72 hours, depending on which time frame you select (payment options are listed below). This initial fee covers all follow-up questions and updates for this specific child until you obtain legal guardianship of the child. The initial review is sent via email. You may then submit via the Log, any follow-up questions you may have and upload any further updates you receive. Every new question and update submitted will be reviewed, and you will receive an email with the reviewer’s response.

Judy Eckerle performing a medical reviewOnce you receive a referral for a child (or children), you can log in, or create an account and upload all of the files you have.

With personalized attention, unlimited opportunities to interact with the reviewer, and access to multiple specialists around the University of Minnesota, the fees for a preadoption medical review are a wise investment for your family. Depending on your required response time, our fees range from $450 - $800.

Fee Schedule:

  • 24-hr medical review ($700 weekdays, $800 weekends and University of Minnesota holidays)*

  • 72-hr medical review ($550 new client, $450 return clients who have previously had a preadoption medical review performed for another child)

* Please allow 24 or 72 hours during business days Monday - Friday only. Weekend responses are only done on request and weekend rates start on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday. Holiday rates start at 3:00 p.m. the night before the holiday and end at 11:59 p.m. CT the day of the holiday.

Once the file has been submitted and all necessary documents uploaded, the medical reviewer begins to work on the review. Thus, we cannot offer a refund once the review process has begun.

To submit files for siblings/relatives: Select the box "This child is related to another child I am submitting a medical review for today"By selecting that box, you only pay for one preadoption medical review, which covers the reviews of the sibling group. You will still need to create a separate file for each child so that the specific records for each individual child are kept together.

Each Preadoption Medical Review Includes:

  • One-to-one, personalized attention

  • Secure online, in-writing responses you can download for your records

  • Optional phone call with the reviewer

  • Unlimited opportunities to ask questions

  • Consultations with additional University of Minnesota specialists, as needed

  • Consultation assistance while you are traveling to meet your child

  • Eligibility to obtain a letter to try to approve waiver of the waiting period

  • Ability to request medical necessity letter

 

How to make the most of your preadoption medical review

Frequently Asked Questions

Domestic Prenatal Medical Review

 

Fee Schedule:

  • 72-hr prenatal medical review with no other follow ups ($300 = 3 day turnaround and file review with initial written report and phone call). No other followups. 
  • 72-hr prenatal medical review ($550 new client, $450 return clients who have previously had a preadoption medical review performed for another child; same as above but also with all future questions and follow-ups that are needed for as long as you are pursuing the referral).
  • 24-hr prenatal review ($700 weekdays, $800 weekends and University of Minnesota holidays)*

You can submit your referral information anytime, day or night. 24-hour or 72-hour response times during business day hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT) are guaranteed. We can also assist you on weekends and holidays if needed for an increased fee*-we are with you!

* Please allow 24 or 72 hours during business days Monday - Friday only. Weekend responses are only done on request and weekend rates start on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday. Holiday rates start at 4:30 p.m. the night before the holiday and end at 11:59 p.m. CT the day of the holiday. Please note that the University of Minnesota observes New Year's Eve and New Year's Day as holidays, and our office will be closed on both days.

Once the file has been submitted and all necessary documents uploaded, the medical reviewer begins to work on the review. Thus, we cannot offer a refund once the review process has begun.

Domestic Prenatal Medical Review:

We review and comment on all aspects of the child's referral information: growth, development, infectious disease status, social and medical history and birth parents' social and medical history (if available). We also evaluate their long-term risk for alcohol or other prenatal exposures.

 

How to make the most of your preadoption medical review

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Administrative Offices
717 Delaware St SE
3rd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55414
 
Phone: 612-624-1164

Clinic Appointments

Discovery Clinic
2512 S. 7th St
3rd Floor
Minneapolis MN, 55414
 

Phone: 612-365-6777