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Single parent special needs adoption
Question: Has anyone in this group adopted a special needs baby with any of the following conditions?
1. Mild cognitive/mental disabilities
2. At risk for inheritable mental illness from 1 or both EP. Do you recommend without a health field background?
3.Significant heavy use of drugs and/or alcohol by EP
(cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, nicotene,caffeine, opium, heroin, qualudes, meth. Specifically, how long did it take your child to start to develope within normal ranges?
4. Correctable medical issues such as cleft palate, club foot, etc.
Did you make specific preparations ahead of time? If so, what were they? If not, what do you wish you had done ahead of time?
What age did you bring your baby home and does this make a difference? For example, from 6 days as opposed to 6 weeks?
Any other issues.
What are your challenges? What are your joys? Do you ever feel that you are in over your head?
Are these babies best left to stay at home adoptive mothers? LOL
Do you have any particular problems getting and paying for health care for your baby?
Are special needs children a viable adoption option for a single parent, especially in terms of time management?
Yes, I am guilty about not knowing more about special needs children-for that I apologize. For the past two or three weeks, though, I’ve been reading so many articles and posts about special needs adoption that I’m falling asleep at my computer.
Many thanks to those of you with experience who respond.
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