Adopting a Child With Special Needs As a Military Family


Mother hugging her adopted daughter

Adoption is a wonderful way to start a family in the military. If you're thinking about adoption and are exploring your options, you might also consider adopting a child with special needs. Thousands of children are waiting for loving families. Although bringing a special needs child into your home can come with challenges, it can also be highly rewarding.

Children awaiting adoption may have specific physical or mental needs; some have only minor challenges, while others have issues that may require long-term care. It's important to be fully informed so you can feel confident about caring for the child in the long term. And the military provides you with plenty of resources to help you make the right decisions for your family.

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