What Do We Mean by “Special Needs Adoption” and Should You Consider This Option?

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What are special need adoptions? Who should consider this option? Our guests to talk about special need adoptions are Susan Watson, Director at Spence-Chapin Adoption Services in New York City; Martha Osborne, Exec. Director of Rainbow Kids, an internet based photolisting of children with special needs awaiting adoption and a great source of information on special needs adoptions; and Nancy Fox, Director of Americans for International Aid & Adoption, with over 30 years of experience in finding families for kids from Bulgaria, Hungary, India, Korea, Russia, and El Salvador, with a special emphasis in special needs adoptions.

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  • What are special needs adoptions?
  • Are there different levels of special needs?
  • Is it possible to adopt a child with mild or medically correctable special needs?
  • Are their children with mild or moderate special needs available to adopt in the United States domestically?
  • How do you find a newborn American baby with special needs to adopt?
  • What are the differences between domestic special needs adoptions and international special needs adoptions or adopting a child with medical needs?
  • Are foster care adoptions considered special needs adoptions?
  • How to find a child to adopt from US foster care?
  • How can you get educated on the different types of special needs or handicapping conditions that a child may have?
  • What resources are available for learning about special needs and handicapping conditions.
  • Cleft lip/palate, albinism, club foot, limb difference
  • More boys are available for adoption than girls.
  • How much health information will you get on a child you are considering adopting?
  • How much information will you get on the severity of the special need?
  • Is there a shorter wait to adopt a child with special needs?
  • Does it cost less to adopt a child with special needs?
  • Is it faster to adopt a child with special needs?
  • Does your homestudy (home study) have to be different when adopting a child with special needs?
  • What country has children with special needs available for adoption?

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28/12/2011 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2011 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments



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