Children with special needs

Bringing a child with a disability or special needs into your family can happen through adoption or the Permanent Care Program.

Sometimes children with disability are adopted. Their disability might range from mild to profound physical or intellectual disabilities. They also range in age from babies to older children. In other situations, the child might be doing well in their development but their parents have such complex backgrounds that the child’s future progress remains uncertain.

These children, like all children, need love and protection. However they are in particular need of families who can give them, perhaps, even more patience, tolerance and care. Children with disabilities are often challenging, but the rewards are enormous.

In all these cases, for one reason or another, their birth parents believe adoption is the best option for their child. Children with special needs are placed through the Permanent Care Program.