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Adopting a child is a life-changing decision for both the parents and the waiting child. And while there are many relatively healthy children who wait to be adopted, there are also many children who wait for a family simply because they have a special need. Some special needs are quite minor, while others require some type of intervention or correction. Some children wait to be adopted due to a health issue requiring surgery, while others have chronic, though quite-manageable health issues.

Adopting a special needs child may be in your family's future. You are now taking the first step to educating yourself and others about the joys and challenges of loving one of these incredible children

Learn More About Special Needs Adoption
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Albinism
Ambiguous Genitalia
Amniotic Band Syndrome / Missing Limbs
Anal Atresia / Imperforate Anus
Apraxia of Speech and Muteness
Arthrogryposis / Joint Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s)
Blind / Sight Impaired
Brachial Plexus Injury
Burns
Cataracts
Cerebral Palsy
Cleft lip or palate
Club foot
Congenital Blue Nevus
Congenital Nevi
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Diabetes
Down Syndrome
Dwarfism
Eczema
Epilepsy
Failure to Thrive
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Funnel Chest / Pigeon Breast
Heart Defect
Hemifacial Microsomia
Hemophilia
Hepatitis B Positive
Hernia
HIV Positive
Hydrocephalus
Ichthyosis
Kidney Issues
Lead Exposure
Limb Differences
Lymphedema
Megacolon
Meningocele
Microtia and Atresia
Missing Eye
Nystagmus
Older Child (above the age of 3 years)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Port Wine Stains
Premature Birth
Ptosis
Radial Club
Rickets
Scoliosis
Seizure Disorder/ Epilepsy
Spina Bifida
Strabismus
Teratoma
Thalassemia
Torticollis
 
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Articles on Special Needs Adoption
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Worries about HIV infection in the orphan child
Worries about HIV infection in the orphan child
Congenital hip dysplasia in the orphan child
Congenital hip dysplasia in the orphan child
Blind international adoption referrals.
Blind referrals
Insta-Attachment and Other Adoption Myths
Why the dreams we hold on to while waiting for our child can sometimes prevent us from seeing our child's reality clearly.
Ava: Different Like Everyone Else
Ava, from Armenia
Our Son's Non-Special Need
Adopting our son with ambiguous genitalia
Our Son, Our Hero
Diagnosed with spina bifida, this little boy always reaches for the stars
Homeschool: Another Learning Environment for Special Children
How home education can help the adopted child
 
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