“Special needs” is a very broad term that describes medical, developmental, psychological or emotional needs of children — ranging from conditions like low birth weight to limb differences, blindness and developmental needs. In some countries, even simple surgical intervention or physical therapy can be unavailable for a child living in orphanage. Yet, the ability of these children to survive is testimony to their strength and potential.
View Waiting Children with Special Needs
Resources for Applicants Considering a Child with Special Needs
- Love Without Boundaries — Excellent website allowing families to learn more about Special Needs Adoption.
- Rainbowkids — Information about specific special needs.
- Center for Cognitive-Developmental Assessment and Remediation — A variety of offerings that help prepare parents and professionals for dealing with the behavioral, emotional, developmental and educational needs of internationally adopted older children.