Special Needs Adoption

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A Family for Every Child: Adopting a Down Syndrome Child

A mother of an adopted son with Down Syndrome shares her frustrations with the school system, the adoption agencies, and the laws regarding adopting children with disabilities.... [more]

Adopting A 'High-Risk' Child

A former social worker tells of the struggle and success experienced by families who adopt high-risk children.... [more]

Adopting a Child with Special Needs

Defines special needs and discusses requirements and attributes necessary to adopt such a child; addresses the steps and costs involved, along with services and supports available; provides resources.... [more]

Adopting an International Child with Special Needs

The author offers advice for persons seeking to adopt an international child with special needs; includes recommendations for finding information and support.... [more]

Adopting Children with Developmental Disabilities

Defines developmental disabilities and describes various types; addresses specific challenges and sources for support.... [more]

Adopting Isaac

A mother shares her experience of adopting her son with special needs, after she had six children of her own.... [more]

Adopting Our Girl

An adoptive mother writes of overcoming the challenges of her adopted daughter's disability.... [more]

Adoption: A Myriad of Options

Adoption with complex issues such as racial, cultural, or ethical backgrounds.... [more]

Being Different

A mother's struggle for people to understand the disability of her child.... [more]

Can I Adopt A Child with Disabilities?

Children in foster care are considered to be children with "special needs"; having physical, mental and emotional disabilities. These children can be adopted with assistance and services in place to assist adoptive parents in securing the well-being of the child and the family.... [more]

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