Adopting a child with special needs
Helping children with special needs through adoption
Of all the children Bethany works with, those with special needs are among the most vulnerable. These children need the security of a family to call their own— a family committed to meeting their needs for medical and therapeutic care.
“Special needs” is a category covering social, medical, physical, and developmental challenges. Children may be described to have special needs when they are:
- Older than age 5.
- Part of a sibling group that needs to be adopted together.
- Precious ones who have a history of trauma.
- Children with identified physical, developmental, or emotional delays/disabilities
Some children with special needs may require specialized short- or long-term care, but every child with special needs desperately need a family to give them love, attention, and understanding. Could you open your heart and home to a precious child who needs your love and nurture?
"Can our family meet the needs of a child with special needs?"
Eligibility requirements vary from country to country and may be more flexible for applicants adopting children with special needs. For example, some countries encourage single applicants or larger families to apply. Other countries are more flexible with requirements when it comes to age or health history of applicants.
How will Bethany help us after the adoption?
At Bethany, we realize how important information and support are to adoptive families. Post-placement visits from Bethany staff are routine and required. However, we invite parents to contact us whenever questions arise. Adoption is a lifelong journey. You may find that you need support years after the adoption has been finalized. We will be here to help.
Interested in adopting a child with special needs?
If you are ready to begin your journey or are looking for information, take the next step by requesting an information packet or submitting a preliminary application for adoption
Bethany’s Caring Connection helps families nurture vulnerable children who need special care. By joining us with your support, you are helping children with special needs thrive in loving families. Since 2001, Caring Connection has served more than 1, 100 children with special needs thanks to gifts totaling $3.3 million.
Without your vision and financial gifts, this ministry could not exist. Celebrate with us this miracle of love, commitment, and connection.