Hi. I'm a 45 years old woman. Me and my husband are married 20 years and we don't have children. We have decided that is the best for us to adopt a child with special needs. We don't know the procedure. Is the waiting list long? Are we going to have some benefits or state help in raising our child ? We are good Christians and we want to have a child that we are going to look after.
Have any of you had a similar experience? Can you give me some advices or guidelines. Thanks for reading this and thanks in advance for every replay.
here in wa state if you go through the state to adopt a child, there isnt a wait for a special needs child after all your paperwork,fbi background, classes, and homestudy is complete. but just because a child is "labeled" as special needs DOES NOT mean that they are physically or mentally disabled. some times they are "labeled" as specail needs because of their age, or because they belong(dont know if thats how to say it) with a sibling group. and sometimes its because they have a small fixable medical problem.
Check into your state for adoption, you can usually get info from the dcf or dshs office.
p.s. the reason i put "labeled" is because that is not my term.