Many of the children and youth in care have been exposed to neglect, abusive situations or prenatal use of drugs and alcohol. Some children have special physical or emotional needs. For families looking to support these young people, it’s very important to give careful consideration to assess what type of special needs you feel you can reasonably handle.
To help you make this decision, we have provided some links below for more information about some of the challenges faced by the kids in our care:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD):
Speech and Language
For more information about caring for a child with special needs, visit the AdoptOntario website, Understanding Special Needs section.