[blindkid] Adoption from China

Heather craney07 at rochester.rr.com
Thu Feb 11 19:40:31 UTC 2010


Wow, that is disgusting.  I mean, should two prefoundly retarded people be 
given a baby to raise?  Of course not, but in some cases, blind parents are 
more qualified than sighted parents to raise a blind child, although, one 
blind and one sighted parent is a really great, mixed perspective 
relationship.  I guess I now understand why my Aunt Jean had to literally 
have Mother Teresa bring her a child from India, because the Indian 
government wouldn't help her.  Mother Teresa, no lie.  Now, just out of 
curiosity, would they allow an addoption if the couple consists of one blind 
and one sighted parent?  And, obeasity, you've got to be kidding me. 
Children are starving in their country, baby girls are left to die, and they 
would rather that this happens than they have parents who are intelligent, 
loving, wealthy, but overweight?  It is mind boggling.  I really wonder how 
blind parents are treated in China, although I have a feeling they are not 
allowed to exist, either through ugenics or forced adoption of children of 
disabled parents.  I don't want to think about it.  I'm going to end this 
before I get my self even more worked up.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <dhammelia at aol.com>
To: <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [blindkid] Adoption from China


>
> China now restricts adoptions by handicapped parents.  Marty and Merry 
> Noel were able to adopt as they were in the system before the change in 
> rules.
>
> "China introduced new rules in 2006 that restrict the number of foreigners 
> adopting Chinese babies. The new rules ban the obese, disabled, unmarried 
> and people who take anti-depressants from adopting."
>
> We did not know Paul and Jesse were autistic from the information we were 
> given.  We had declined a prior blind child as the video showed he was 
> clearly autistic.  The adoption agency denied that child was autistic.
>
> So it is difficult to know what you are getting on a foreign adoption.
>
> Dave Hammel
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Heather <craney07 at rochester.rr.com>
> To: NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List,(for parents of blind children) 
> <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 10:40 am
> Subject: Re: [blindkid] Adoption from China
>
>
> 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)" 
> <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
> 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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