[blindkid] Adoption from China

Heather craney07 at rochester.rr.com
Wed Feb 10 16:40:13 UTC 2010


I have always been interested in how one might go about adopting a blind or 
VI child from another country, but doing so and being sure that the child is 
blind only, without mental retardation could be difficult, especially if the 
child is quite young, has been abused or neglected, or if the agency lies to 
move the child out of the program.  In your opinion and experience, are 
there opertunities out there, perhaps with the agency you mentioned, to 
adopt blind children, for whom blindness is their only disability, or where 
the system will be up front about the number, type and degree of special 
needs?  Adopting is a wonderful thing to do, and I, as a blind parent, of a 
blind mother and sighted father, feel that I could offer something special 
to a blind child in need of a family, some time in the future.  Thoughts??
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "holly miller" <hollym12 at gmail.com>
To: "NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List,(for parents of blind children)" 
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Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: [blindkid] Adoption from China


>I just wanted to jump in to say Hank is adopted from China & has Albinism.
> He was almost 6 years old when he came home (July 2006).
> If anyone has questions about the process I'd be happy to chat with you
> about it.
> The special needs program moves much faster than the "healthy" side of
> things, most people can complete the process in a year or less.
> There are many boys available, not just girls and a wide range of ages,
> sometimes as young as a year.  Older children often have financial
> assistance available.  There are kids with varying types of VI/Blindness 
> but
> since Albinism is what's on my radar, I can say there are virtualy always
> kids with Albinism available.
>
> Here is the video adoption announcement we sent out
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNJaZMiT94o
>
> Holly
> aka Hank's mom
>
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM, Deborah Kent Stein <
> dkent5817 at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I have been asked to post the following announcement.  Please help to
>> spread the word to anyone who might be interested.
>>
>> Debbie
>>
>> ________
>>
>> I work for an international adoption agency that primarily places Waiting
>> Children (special needs).  On our last visit to China in November, we met 
>> a
>> few children that are visually impaired. I would love to find a home for
>> these children. Is there any way that I can submit a notice to spread the
>> word?  Or do you have any other suggestions?
>>
>>    Thanks,
>>
>>    Lydia Stewart
>>    Madison Adoption Associates
>>    1009 Woodstream Drive
>>    Wilmington, DE 19810
>>    302.475.8977
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