Should I Adopt a Child with “Special Needs”?

Are you ready to adopt a child with special needs? Help for parents.

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Peg Studaker, supervisor of the Waiting International Child Program at Children’s Home Society and Family Services, in Minnesota, says: “Parenting children with special needs should be a family’s first choice. Adopting a special-needs child should never be a second choice because the family could not get the child they really wanted to parent.”


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