Tag Archives: Individual Needs

Adoption FAQ: “What is a “special need?’”

When I talk with families about the individual needs (or “special needs”) a child may have, I’m often asked a few recurring questions: “What is a ‘special need?’” “What do you consider ‘minor?’” “What can my family handle?” Children’s needs … Continue reading

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Unadoptable? Unacceptable.

Sometimes I struggle with how to talk about the “types of” children we serve at WACAP. Certainly, the adopted persons I’ve met are remarkable, funny, creative and compassionate. However, in an adoption world where the historical idea of “healthy newborns” … Continue reading

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Out of the Box

We have this concept, in the adoption world, called a “child profile,” which describes what a family is willing to consider when looking to adopt a child, such as age-range or health-related needs. It’s a useful concept. Like many aspects … Continue reading

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