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“No one is perfect unless you look at him or her through God's eyes. Raising a child with Down Syndrome is basically only different from raising a "typical" child because everything takes one or two steps longer and is done with one or two more smiles”

—K. Coppola
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Adopt a Child With Down Syndrome. Adopt an Infant With Down Syndrome. Adoption Agency Assists with Adoption of Child or Infant With Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Non-correctable Special Needs.

 

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day 2014

 


Hopscotch is dedicated to finding permanent and loving homes for children with special needs from Georgia, Ghana, Bulgaria, Morocco and Armenia. In each of these programs, we have launched a project to place as many children with Down Syndrome, and non-correctable special needs as possible.

The Armenian children are typically referred aged 4 months and older. In our Armenian program we provide photos, a medical and social report, access to independent examinations with a Western-trained embassy panel doctor in your presence, and send updates to include videos and photos. Similarly, with other waiting children with non-correctable special needs. The family must personally travel to Armenia to meet and officially register with the child. Fees are significantly reduced to encourage more families to consider adopting a waiting child with non-correctable special needs, with on-going future needs. Referral time for waiting children with non-correctable needs varies.

Bulgarian children are typically referred at the age of 14 months and older. For waiting children with non-correctable special needs the time frame is variable, but the Ministry of Justice publicly lists non-identifying information on their website and any family may inquire to learn more through Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc with a simple application to the Ministry of Justice.

Children are made known and referred by the Bulgarian Central Authority and via our Foundation partner in Sophia. Eligible children reside in orphanages with generally good conditions. Hopscotch can provide photos, a full medical and social report. The family may choose to personally travel to Bulgaria, with the permission of the Bulgarian Central Authority, and meet the child prior to accepting the referral. Fees are reduced to encourage more families to consider bringing a child home with on-going future care and needs.

Adopting a child or infant with non-correctable special needs from the Republic of Georgia adoption program, a family can expect a referral from the age of 8 months and older. Once a full dossier has been submitted to the Ministry of Health and approved, our Georgian program can provide photos, a full medical and social report, access to independent examinations with a Western trained embassy panel doctor and US credentialed developmental/psychological assessment. The family may choose to personally travel to Georgia, with the permission of the Ministry of Health, and meet the child prior to accepting the referral. Fees are reduced to encourage more families to consider bringing a child home with on-going future care and needs.

If you choose to adopt a child with non-correctable special needs from Hopscotch's Ghanaian program, you expect a referral from 3 months of age through teenage. Our Ghanaian program we provide photos, a brief medical report and social report from the Ministry of Social Welfare, provide private foster care and send updates to include photos. The family may choose to personally travel to Ghana, with the permission of the Ministry of Social Services, and meet the child prior to accepting the referral. Fees are reduced to encourage more families to consider bringing a child home with on-going future care and needs.

The Moroccan program offers referrals from the age of 2 months and older. Children are made known and referred by the orphanages upon legal status determination of each child in their care. Eligible children reside in orphanages with very good and nurturing conditions. Fees are reduced to encourage more families to consider bringing a child home with on-going future care and needs.

Families considering adopting a child with Down Syndrome or other non-correctable special need, should meet the same eligibility requirements, and be prepared for the same process, as described on the page about the Armenian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Ghanaian and Moroccan programs.

World Down Syndrome Day 2011
Video: Will You "Let Us In!"?

 

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