What to Expect: Special Needs Adoption

I’m considering a special needs adoption. What might a referral indicate?

Is special needs adoption right for you?
"Special needs" refers to physical, developmental, or emotional challenges. Children may have one or two kinds, or all three, depending upon the circumstances of their birth and early life. Studies show that almost all catch up developmentally, though there’s a risk of long-term problems for any child who has spent time in U.S. foster care or an institution. When I work with families reviewing the special-needs checklist or waiting children lists, I remind them to ask themselves whether they are ...

I’m considering a special-needs adoption. What might a referral indicate?

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