Special Needs Adoption
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Child with a Developmental or Chronic Disability
Developmental disabilities and emotional, mental, or physical disorders
are common among older children waiting for adoption. These disabilities
can include cerebral palsy, autism, cleft lip and palate, cystic fibrosis,
fetal alcohol syndrome, learning disabilities, mental retardation, and
epilepsy. Martha J. Henry and Daniel Pollack
Adoption - What Special Needs
Are You Willing to Accept?
How to make an informed decision in your adoption application and
referral. What special need, medical or health condition are you open
to in your adoption? Pat Johnston
The caring words of a little boy with autism have special significance
for his adoptive mother, in this heartwarming and inspirational personal
story. Alicia Britt Chole
Preparing Families for Adoption of Instiutionalized
Children At Risk for Special Needs
Advice for parents on adopting children who have special needs or who
are at risk. Dr. Victor Groza and Daniela F. Ileana
Attaching in Adoption
Deborah Gray, author of the "Attaching in Adoption", provides
professional guidance on the attachment of adopted children.
Most children arriving in the United States from institutional care have
mild caloric deprivation or mild to serious psychosocial dwarfism. Jean
Nelson-Erichson and Heino R. Erichson
Adopting and Parenting
the Older Child
Trish Maskew, author of Our Own - Adopting and Parenting the Older
Child, provides advice for parents considering the adoption of an
older child in this interview. Allison Martin
Are Institutions a Place to Call Home?
Dr. Groza's review of the impacts of institutionalism on children
adopted from Romania has implications for children remaining in institutions
around the world. Victor Groza, Daniela F. Ileana, and Ivor Irwin
You Request a Sensory Integration Evaluation for Your Child Adopted from
Why children adopted from orphanages and other institutions have sensory
integration effects, and when to seek an evaluation for your adopted child.
Recommended books for adoption of
children with special needs.
Annotated links for adoption of children with