• special needs adoption

    when i hear the phrase ‘special needs adoption’, even though i know what it means, i immediately think of a situation where a child has a severe mental or physical disability.  and then i think about my kids and the fact that in the adoption world, they were considered special needs.  how did they qualify as special needs? they are a minority. they are a sibling group. they’re old.  or at least one of them was at the time they were placed for adoption. i know these things. know them.  yet, they still break my heart. we attended an informational meeting, for our second adoption, a few weeks ago at…