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(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Special Needs: In reality, every child, and every parent for that matter, has a very special need for love, acceptance and a feeling of belonging from the other members of its family. When used in the context of adoption, the term "special needs" children generally refers to children that... [more]

Category: Parenting

See Also: special needs adoption, special needs child

Articles About "Special Needs"

Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Adoption
Options for Relative Caregivers Adoption (in all states) Guardianship (in all states) Legal Custody (in all states) Open Adoption with Agreements (in some states) De Facto Custodian (in some states) Permanent Guardianship (in some states) Standby Guardianship (in some...
Wyoming State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child that has...
Learning Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
Introduction This bibliography has been developed to accompany NICHCY's News Digest called Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities (1997). That News Digest focuses primarily upon the importance of teaching students with learning disabilities how to learn by teaching them how to use...
Brain Research: Implications for Second Language Learning - ERIC Digest
There has been a longstanding interest among second and foreign language educators in research on language and the brain. Language learning is a natural phenomenon; it occurs even without intervention. By understanding how the brain learns naturally, language teachers may be better able to enhance...

"Special Needs" in the News

Youths make memories at Ventura prom event
Nearly 250 special needs youth got the full prom experience, including hair and makeup, flowers and photos, at no cost to the family at A Night to Remember prom Saturday in Ventura.
Kiss Trust Celebrates a Better World for Autism
Create a Kiss Trust Special Needs Trust in April with No Trust Creation Fee (PRWeb April 16, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11770723.htm
Cycling around the Gulf for a
Jalal Binthaneya is a 27-year-old Emirati who graduated with a degree in Human Resources. He currently works at Dubai Ports World and campaigns for the cause of special needs when time permits, through physical endeavors.
Special needs teen receives creative invitation to prom
A special needs student from Goshen High School received a special invitation to prom. This past weekend four guys got together to ask a long-time friend to go to prom with them.

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"Special Needs" in the Adoption Blogs

A Little Me Time Please!
October 29, 2013, 4:16 pm
Parenting a child with special needs can prove to be quite difficult. In the middle of dealing with school, emotional needs, social needs, and family needs you can find yourself burnt out. I got home about 30 minutes earlier than I normally do and my husband and daughter hadnít gotten home yet. I...
Connecting Together
October 6, 2013, 11:46 am
My husband and I adopted a child from foster care earlier this year. She has been leaving in our home for over a year now. We have all grown closer together as a family over the past year. We love our child very much but at times we do not connect. I think back to when my husband and I met 12...
Education For Some
October 24, 2013, 12:55 pm
My husband and I had to attend the nine week conference at my daughterís school. †At the conference they talk about how your child is doing so far, the areas they need to improve on, and if they are on grade level. Last year when we attended the conference my daughter had only been in that school...
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"Special Needs" in the Adoption Forums

Bioparents threats
April 12, 2014, 11:55 am
So as we enter month 44.... Mom's visitation was suspended by the judge on Friday, dad's was suspended in October. TPR is scheduled for August (7th scheduling) Total 4 kids split into 2 homes due to behaviors/needs of the kids. BP has started to stalk the other foster home and approach the kids. ...
You need a Home Study to do an International Adoption. Anywhere as Americans from the
April 4, 2014, 10:48 am
You need a Home Study to do an International Adoption. Anywhere as Americans from the United States. As Americans you will also need a Hague Accredited Placement Agency. Is the child that you have found defined Legally as an Orphan by United States Immigration Standards?? Our United...
Can I find a sibling set with special needs???
April 9, 2014, 12:15 pm
I am interested in possibly adopting a sibling set of 2 children. I was hoping for one to be 2 or 3 (or possibly younger) and the other to be an infant. Also, I would like one or maybe both of the children being adopted to have some kind of special needs such as cleft lip, cleft palate, club...
Sibling sets and special needs?
April 9, 2014, 11:46 am
I am interested in possibly adopting a sibling set of 2 children. I was hoping for one to be 2 or 3 (or possibly younger) and the other to be an infant. That way they would be very close in age to our two children now. I believe that would help with the bonding process and would allow the children...

Stories About "Special Needs"

I Have a Special Needs Child
A couple months before our daughter HJ came home, we unexpectedly received a notice from the agency in Korea asking us to sign a Class B Medical Waiver. Essentially, it's a document that asks parents...
Choosing Foster Care For My Son
My son was 12 weeks old when I discovered that my husband had been abusing our son while I was at work. I took my son to the doctor to discover that he suffers from shaken baby syndrome. Because of...
My Brother Had a Disability
Adopting a child with special needs can bring many trials, but can also bring many joyful experiences. Before my family adopted my brother Tyler, at fifteen months old, we were completely clueless to...

"Special Needs" on Adoption.com

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New York Annual Conference of - Amazon Web Services
19 4) Assisting churches in determining the needs of their communities in relation to those with special 20 needs, and 21 5) Finding/creating resources for churches developing ministries for those with special needs. 22 104. These are just a few things our ...
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