Posted by: eacadoption | 12/23/2010

Adopting an Older Child or a Child with “Special Needs”

If you’re planning on adopting an older child and/or child with “special needs”, there are a few things to consider.

To see if adopting an older child or a child with “special needs” is right for you, we ask that you look over the following:

  • The older a child, the more of a past that they bring and possibly more behavioral issues.
  • You will need to take a great deal of time with them to attached and bond. *Also, you will need to give them inner strength to deal with over stimulation and the triggers from their past that will create hurdles in their lives.
  • You will need to contact your insurance company to see what type of medical and/or therapies are covered.
  • Should surgeries be required, additional time must be spent on attachment and bonding.
  • Therapies of any kind are costly and time consuming.
  • You may have many sleepless nights as children may really struggle with moving forward and leaving their past
  • Realize that this will be an ongoing journey and they need your patience and understanding to move forward in their lives.
  • Make sure that your discuss this as a couple because it will be a huge adjustment to your marriage and your family dynamics.

We understand that considering adoption is a large step and we are here to guide you in anyway that will help you make the right decision for you and your family.  If you would like to speak to someone on adopting an older child or a child with “special needs”, we would gladly help.  Just visit us at or call us at 866-586-5656.


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