Special Needs/Waiting Children Adoption
There are a number of special needs/waiting children who are hoping for forever homes with wonderful parents. These types of placements are available from most countries and in many cases, the process is faster than for a typical adoption of a child as healthy as possible. These children may have special medical needs (mild to severe), emotional needs (mild to severe) and/or be older, typically over 8 years old.
Parenting a child with these types of unique needs, along with issues related to adoption, can pose extra challenges for which adoptive families must be prepared. In order to help with this preparation, parent training will be provided during the homestudy process along with discussions facilatated by your Social Worker.
China: Please Note, for Special Needs/Waiting Children adoptions, HAPS works in collaboration with Hand in Hand International Adoptions only.