Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Special Needs Report

So, we got asked by our Social Worker to provide a supplemental report on the Special Needs we were OK with. This report is being requested by the Ontario Government (not our Social Worker), and I think it is to ensure "we" understand "what we are getting into" in regards to the Special Needs.

The report is to contain:
  • What the special need is
  • What the special need means to us
  • What the effects will be
  • What our experiences are with the special need
  • etc...
In our report we cover the following special needs:
  • Albinism
  • Mobility Problems
  • Cleft Palate / Cleft Lip
  • Heart Defects
  • Missing Digits
  • Facial Deformities
  • Birthmarks / Port Wine Stains
  • Club Foot
  • Limb Length Differences
  • Mild Spina Bifida
  • Ocular Motor Nerve Paralysis
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hepatitis B
  • Other Minor or Correctable Handicaps
If any of these Special Needs are on your list, feel free to view our report on our Special Needs Report page.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm pretty glad this was not required of us! Very thorough.

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  2. Glad I didn't need to do that. My social worker was very thorough and I did need to write an essay a to why I was comfortable adopting a child with a special need. As a single woman who was planning to adopt a bab y boy, I had to provide another essay of sorts on how I would parent a boy, male role models....
    You did a great job with your list. Hopefully your approval comes quickly.
    mom to a 8 year old girl and an almost 6 year old (12 days) adopted 6+ and almost 5 years ago.

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