ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z02.82

Encounter for adoption services

Diagnosis Code Z02.82

ICD-10: Z02.82
Short Description: Encounter for adoption services
Long Description: Encounter for adoption services
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z02.82

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encounter for administrative examination (Z02)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Adoption brings a child born to other parents into a new family. Birth parents have a number of reasons for placing children for adoption. Overall, they want better lives for their children than they think they can give them.

Children who are eligible for adoption come from many different settings. Some are in foster care, a temporary home setting. Other children live in orphanages or with birth relatives until they can be adopted.

There are different kinds of adoption. Children may be adopted by a relative or a new family. Some parents adopt children from the U.S, and some adopt from abroad.

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