[blindkid] Adoption from China

Heather craney07 at rochester.rr.com
Fri Feb 12 07:52:32 UTC 2010


Ah, that is good to hear, especially as I have a sighted fiance, and at 
twenty three, I have a lot of time to think about having more biological 
children, adopting from overseas or fostering children from the US.  Thanks 
for the information and the patience.
----- 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: Thursday, February 11, 2010 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [blindkid] Adoption from China


> Those restrictions are true but exceptions are frequently made, especially
> for special needs children and even more so if the child is older.
> I have recently seen several exceptions made for the age of the parents &
> family size.
>
> I can't swear to it but if I recall correctly, they are willing to 
> consider
> disabilities when the parent's disability matches the child's.  So they'd 
> be
> likely to consider a blind parent adopting a blind child, deaf parent a 
> deaf
> child etc.
>
> Unfortunately there still have been no exceptions that I know of for 
> single
> parents (unless their paperwork was in before the changes).
>
> Holly
> aka Hank's mom
>
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:28 PM, <dhammelia at aol.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
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