What are the rules with regard to children with special needs?

Children who are differentially abled – be it mentally or physically, who need special attention or who may not be able to lead a normal life, are referred to as children with special needs.

Children with special needs must be placed as soon as possible and people applying for such children are given top priority on the waiting list.

Couples who already have 3 or more children will be considered for adoption only if they are looking at a child with special needs or one that has been difficult to place.

In addition, prospective adoptive parents should be counselled at length, with regard to the needs of the child and should be given a detailed description of the condition of the child, without holding back any facts. Since caring for a special child will surely be a challenging task, the ability of the prospective parents to handle the situation with special care and extra love should be assessed.

 

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