For the past 2 years, children have been leaving Haiti – 2 at a time a few times a year – to come to Akron Children’s to have their heart defects repaired. But for each of these life-saving procedures we have performed, there are hundreds of children back in Haiti waiting for their turn. In many cases, time runs out.
As Dr. Ellen Kempf wraps up a 35-year career in medicine, she reflects on her grand achievement – the creation of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Oak Center for Global and Adoptive Health. For the past 10 years, Dr. Kempf has been a lifeline for parents on their adoption journey. Here, she discusses how it all began. […]
In this Children’s Channel video, Vince DeGeorge, PhD, a behavioral health specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Oak Adoptive Health Center, lists some of the key considerations for families thinking about international adoption.