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Special Needs Adoption



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Because we believe that every child deserves a loving family, we have created a program designed specifically for families who desire to make themselves available to adopt children with special needs or who are difficult to place because of their age (children 3 and older or sibling groups).

Many of these situations come up within the foster care system, but we have seen an increase of the number of special needs situations with in the world of adoption agencies and attorneys. It is our desire at Christian Adoption Consultants to be a resource to families whose hearts are drawn to special needs adoption and to be a resource to agencies seeking families for special needs adoption situations.

We define special needs as any medically diagnosed disorder like Down syndrome, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, HIV, heart problems requiring surgical intervention, or any number of other syndromes or medical disorders. (We will not be considering drug/alcohol exposure in this category unless it is very severe.)

We are including adoption of children 3 and older in our special needs program because of the likelihood that these children will have emotional and behavioral issues and the frequency of RAD, ADHD or Autism occurring in older child adoptions. Older child adoptions can appear in agency/attorney adoptions when the biological family is no longer able to care for a child that they have attempted to raise. Older child adoptions can also occur when an adoptive family has entered into an adoption (often an international adoption) and has come to the place where they do not feel able to care for and parent the child they have adopted. This is called an adoption disruption.

If you are open to adopting a child with special needs or an older child and you are NOT wanting to pursue healthy newborn situations, this may be be perfect fit for you.

Please email if you would like more information on our Special Needs Adoption Program.

Tracie Loux
Senior Adoption Consultant
Special Needs Program Director
Christian Adoption Consultants

One Comment leave one →
  1. elonka permalink
    May 8, 2013 10:35 pm

    i would love more info on an autistic child i have a son with the same thing and it time for him to have a brother or sister who will understand and grow with him

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