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Evaluating Special Needs to See Which One is a Good Fit

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Creating a Family

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The world of Special needs adoptions can be confusing. Parents need to explore the different types of special needs to determine which conditions and issues they can handle and which needs are beyond their comfort level to parent. Our guest, Dr. Mary Staat, Director, International Adoption Center at Cincinnati’s Children’s Medical Center, will walk us through the treatment, prognosis, and long term impacts of the most common special needs. Special Needs Adoptions, cleft lip/palate, heart murmur, albinism, amniotic band syndrome, Hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, International adoption, domestic adoption, foster care adoptions