What does it mean to be an adoptive family? It means an ordinary family has decided to set off on an extraordinary journey.
Adopting a child who is blind, possibly with additional disabilities, complicates this journey… as does adopting a child from another country.
Bethel China, an organization that provides foster care and education for children in China from orphanages who are blind or visually impaired, wants to help you navigate this journey of adoption. They’ve recently published a new eBook that, as they say, will “close the gap between concerns about adopting a child with a visual impairment and the reality of what is actually required, in the hope that more parents will move forward to adopt a child in need of a family.”
The book features stories written by real families who have real experience adopting a child who is blind. They are honest as “they share their experiences of meeting their sons and daughters for the first time, navigating the medical and educational system for visually impaired children, and what life as a family looks like for them.”
- Advocating for school services for your (blind, ESL) teenager
- Adapting to the reality of special needs after a “healthy child” adoption
- Blind parents adopting blind children
- Adopting a child with albinism
- Adjusting to life in a family after life in an institution
- Adopting a child with a history of cancer
- English language learning for visually impaired children
The eBook is available for $2.99… but whenever a Bethel child is adopted, the price will be $.99 for 2 days to celebrate!
You can download the book here.