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2 posts tagged with "Neurological-Conditions"

(Spina Bifida, Cleft Lip and Palate)

(Spina Bifida, Cleft Lip and Palate)
My husband and I decided very soon after we were married that adoption would be part of our family plan. We felt it was the perfect opportunity to join a couple or family longing for a child with a little one who needed a family... Opening our hearts and minds to special needs adoption was an evolutionary process. It didn't happen over night. As we began seriously researching adoption programs, we became aware of the many children waiting for families. So many kids were STILL waiting... Read More

(Spina Bifida, Meningocele)

(Spina Bifida, Meningocele)
Our son is a smart, silly ball of energy whose favorite subjects at school are library, computers, and recess, and who was born with a meningocele (a type of spina bifida). He had surgery to repair it in China when he was just a few months old. The effects of his spina bifida are negligible - he runs, jumps, swims, and climbs on the furniture like any other 7 year-old boy. Spina bifida was not one of the medical conditions we initially felt confident parenting, but when we saw our son's photo... Read More