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August 18th, 2007, 05:03 PM
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Consider adopting waiting children (older and special needs adoptions) or if this isn't for you, consider encouraging others to think about it!
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August 18th, 2007, 05:50 PM
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Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful family!! Our Jacey was a waiting child as well, we adopted her at 5 1/2. Waiting kids with Down Syndrome are especially dear to my heart, as my oldest bio son has DS. There is a cutie on our agency's waiting list right now who has DS and I pray every day that his forever family finds him soon.
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August 18th, 2007, 07:12 PM
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Heeeeey! I didn't know your son had DS! Why did I never know that? Have you never mentioned it? He doesn't appear to have the pronounced facial features I'd expect to see in the pictures. How severe is his case?
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August 18th, 2007, 07:32 PM
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Rodney is severe. I've thought the same thing about his facial features, though.
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August 19th, 2007, 08:50 AM
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Heeeeey! I didn't know your son had DS! Why did I never know that? Have you never mentioned it? He doesn't appear to have the pronounced facial features I'd expect to see in the pictures. How severe is his case?[/b]
We're blessed that Jakob was born healthy and that his eyesight is the only real issue he's ever had. I would consider him to be extremely high-functioning, though he definitely has some delays and sensitivities that are common in kids with DS. When he was little, people asked us all the time if we were "sure" that he had DS because his features are not as pronounced as some. Of course, given that we have a picture of all 47 of his little chromosomes, we are very sure. He's a blessing to our family, and has already taught us more in 8 years that we'll ever teach him.
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August 19th, 2007, 09:29 AM
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Last year when my DH and I sat down and openly discussed adopting, we both stated we'd go through the state and get a child in waiting that was a little older. Special needs or not it didn't matter. That was until my brother and his wife approached us and asked us to adopt there unborn child come this November, and we readily agreed. We may very well adopt another child latter down the road, but for now we've decided an newborn infant and me taking care of my elderly mother will be plenty for me to deal with at this present time.
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August 19th, 2007, 04:26 PM
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I'm excited that you get to adopt an infant. I'm also glad that you have an open mind and heart for older or special needs children.
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August 24th, 2007, 04:44 PM
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It really breaks my heart seeing all the kids on wait lists. I would love to adopt older kids or ones with special needs. I know that it isn't realistic for me right now though. I seem to have a hard enough time learning how to be a good mom to a happy, healthy 6 month old. People used to tell me that I was a very patient person (I work with drug addicts and mentally ill folks) but i sure don't feel like a patient person now that I am a mom!! ! Hopefully over time I can see myself adopting waiting kids. And hopefully DH will open up to having more than just our one son.
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August 24th, 2007, 05:53 PM
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I think patience comes in different forms. People say I'm patient, but I don't always feel that way.
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