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Adopting a 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

Special Son
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.

Malnutrition
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

Should You Request a Sensory Integration Evaluation for Your Child Adopted from an Institution?
Why children adopted from orphanages and other institutions have sensory integration effects, and when to seek an evaluation for your adopted child. Harriet McCarthy

Adoption Books
Recommended books for adoption of children with special needs.

Adoption Resources
Annotated links for adoption of children with special needs.

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