There's a Special Need for Your Heart

There is a special place in your heartChoosing to foster or adopt a child in foster care with special needs can be an emotional time. In addition to feelings of excitement and pride, there can be nervousness and uncertainty about how it will all work out. And that’s not just the parents! The child feels the same way too. Above all, the child wants to love, and to be loved. That’s why there’s a special need for your heart.

The term, “special need” is a broad term used to describe children or youth in foster care with a medical, physical, or emotional disability based on birth family history. Traditionally, these children have been harder to place in foster or adoptive homes. However, experience shows that many children with special needs can be placed successfully with families who want to care for them.