Adoption

Find information and support for families who are planning to or have recently adopted a child with special needs.

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Adoption, Education

Transitioning an Adopted Child to School

Ellen writes about adopting her visually impaired son, Edy, and how they focused on helping him acclimate to his new home and family while also thinking about how they would...

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Adoption

Emma’s Dilemma: A Book About Acceptance and Adoption

A little girl must complete a family tree for school but fears her classmates won't understand her own tree, which includes adoptive and biological parents.

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Adoption

Finn’s Adoption Day

Watch this video documenting Finn's adoption day when he first meets his new family. Bethel China helps families adopt visually impaired children in China.

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Adoption

Hope For Orphans with Visual Impairments

This site is dedicated to finding families for orphans with visual impairments. The children listed on this site may have a very minor impairment, such as a lazy eye (amblyopia...

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Adoption

Adopting a Visually Impaired Child from China: Our Story

MaryAnne Roberto shares her story of adopting two boys who are blind through Bethel China. Shane and Vincent have different stories, but they are all part of one big family!

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Adoption

Bethel China: Supporting Blind Children in China

Bethel China supports parents of visually impaired children in China and helps orphaned blind children find homes. Find out what they are doing and how you can help!

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Adoption

How to Adopt a Special Child

Kimberly Schildbach writes about her family's journey to bring two special children into their homes. She gives advice to other parents interested in adopting a special needs child.