Adopting a Special Needs Child

7:31 pm Observations

One of my best friends when I was growing up had been adopted. Watching his “dad” you would never know it. He cared for and loved his adopted son in the same way that he would have loved his own. This does not change when the child involved has problems

What is a special needs child? When asked in conjunction with adoption, the term takes on a slightly different definition. Each jurisdiction has a different set of guidelines that defines exactly what special needs means to them, however, most will include children with the following: physical or health problems, HIV positive, or prenatally exposed to alcohol or drugs. It takes a special couple to adopt this type of a child, but the love that develops is very special as well.

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