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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes -- Votes: 37
    • No -- Votes: 47
Would you adopt Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7686 posts
4th Mar '13

Would you adopt a child with special needs?

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 9726 posts
4th Mar '13

Depends on the needs, my financial situation, my own childrens needs and so but I would if all that was in order

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
4th Mar '13

No I would not.

BlackVelvet 1 child; 1 angel baby; Aurora, Illinois 4372 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting Just Emily :):" Depends on the needs, my financial situation, my own childrens needs and so but I would if all that was in order"



this.

Monica♥YASDYARDFR 17 kids; Beverly Hills, California 57063 posts
4th Mar '13

I had a brother with special needs so this is a no brainer for me. I would. I would have to make sure I could leave enough money for them to be cared for in my passing though.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
4th Mar '13

Depends.



Low functioning ASD honestly probably not. I work with kids on the spectrum and I'm mentally exhausted by the time I'm off work.



DS or CP we've talked about fostering.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
4th Mar '13

A severely disabled child, honestly probably not.

jo-jo 2 kids; ..., SA, Australia 2305 posts
4th Mar '13

I voted yes.
If I had the physical and emotional strength, support ,money and the means I would no doubt in my mind adopt a child with special needs. I have seen first hand how hard it can be and I take my hat off to those who care for a special needs child no matter what age they are.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
4th Mar '13

I think for a lot of people it depends on what special needs. Special needs can encompas a lot of different problems as well as the degree of said problem. I would adopt a special needs child depending on what that special need was. If I didn't think it would too drastically take my attention away from my daughter I would or if I couldn't have children and they would be the only child.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
4th Mar '13

Depending on what the particulars of the special needs were. Some, perhaps. Most, no. Severely disabled, absolutely not.

Monica♥YASDYARDFR 17 kids; Beverly Hills, California 57063 posts
4th Mar '13

I would adopt a wheel bound child who needed to be fed, changed, and cared for. I know I would not adopt a child with severe anger isues.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
4th Mar '13

I say no because I don't think I would be able to handle it. Maybe if I didn't already have 2 kids and was able to give all my attention to that child I'd consider it.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
4th Mar '13

I would if i wasnt already caring for my own ''specail needs'' children. 2 of my children have ASD/ADHD/& Mood disorder.Life is never dull here !

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kate & tilly:</b>" Would you adopt a child with special needs?"</blockquote>




I would not.
I do not have the patience.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7686 posts
4th Mar '13

I am very seriously considering at least fostering when we move into our house. I wanted to see if our plan was as crazy as certain family members have made it out to be. We would adopt if the child was available for adoption. If not than we would just foster.