special needs

‘Autism is sad. But I am not.’

“That urge to peek at the last page of my story has gone away. My heart feels secure. I am ok not with autism, but certainly with Sadie.”

‘Our PE coach pulled me aside. ‘Your little buddy is about to be put on an adoption website.’ I told her, ‘We’ll adopt him!’: Teacher unexpectedly adopts student with special needs

“Without thinking, the words literally just came out of my mouth .I remember calling my husband. ‘There is paperwork in the printer I need you to look at when you come home. I want to adopt a little boy from school,’ I told him. ‘Are you sure?’ ‘’I am.’ ‘Then what do I have to do to get the house ready?’ We all agreed, we were doing this.”

‘He was born without an esophagus, and couldn’t eat. To be honest, we were scared of hurting him.’ Couple’s adoption of 2-year-old with special needs they ‘never doubted’ was ‘their son’

“I forwarded his profile to my husband. Maybe he’d give a firm ‘no’ and we could move on with our lives. But that night at dinner, he DIDN’T give a firm no. In fact, neither of us could come up with a reason why we SHOULDN’T. We didn’t have any medical records. We were scared. But I couldn’t get this little boy off my mind.”

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