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.


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

  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.