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Special Needs Adoption Support at Open Arms Adoption
Embracing Every Child

Open Arms Adoptions is seeking families for special needs adoption that are willing and able to be trained to adopt and take care of these most precious children.

Infants and children with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other serious and severe medical conditions need permanent, loving, and patient families, like yours.
Open Hearts, Open Homes

Special Needs Adoption with Open Arms

When you adopt with Open Arms Adoptions, you are never alone! Your dedicated social worker will be with you every step of the way. Your social worker will assist you in connecting to local resources and will make sure that the child receives any financial assistance they are eligible for. We will also be providing training on navigating care systems, advocating in education, and finding financial resources.
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Resources and Advocacy for Adoptive Families

According to the U.S. Maternal and Child health bureau, children with different needs are defined as “those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.” Approximately 4.3% of children in the United States have a disability, physical or cognitive, according to the Census Bureau. Thousands of children are available for adoption in the U.S. that have physical and developmental disabilities. And they need families like yours that can provide consistent care, love, patience, and understanding.
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Questions to Ask When Considering Special Needs Adoption

Everyone thinking about adoption should do research and educate themselves on the process and what will be required of them. This is especially important if you are considering adopting a child with a physical or developmental disability.
Some things to ask yourselves include:

What disabilities are we prepared to handle?

What physical and/or emotional challenges are we able to face?

Do we have the financial resources to care for a child with severe medical needs?

Can my local school district handle the educational needs of a child I might adopt?

Special Needs
Children and Adoption

Your social worker will work with you to obtain medical information on the child you are considering adopting. Open Arms Adoptions will provide general training and assist you in locating community resources that can help address your child’s specific medical, behavioral, and physical needs.
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I can’t say enough about this woman who is so dedicated to building forever families and who holds such a special place in our hearts!
Tom & Kelly D.
My wife Lisa and I wholeheartedly recommend Open Arms Adoptions to anyone interested in adopting a child. Jackie knows her stuff, works very hard, and really cares about everyone involved in the process. Choosing Open Arms as our agency was one of the best decisions we've ever made.
Bret & Lisa
The only reason I found my son was (Jackie). During the process, there were obstacles, challenges and the only one who stuck by my side and fought for my son, his birth mother and myself was Jackie. If it was not for Jackie, I wouldn’t have my son today.
Jennifer & Kyle
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Ready to Make a Difference?

If you are considering opening your heart and home to a child in need, Open Arms Adoptions is here to support you. We believe that every child deserves a loving family, and we are committed to helping you build one. Contact us today to learn more about fostering and adoption through Open Arms Adoptions.
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Creating Forever Families Through Adoption

Open Arms Adoptions is 501(c)3 non-profit agency licensed by the State of Ohio.

Our mission is to provide a loving, stable home to every child in need. We work tirelessly to create an environment that embraces the unique set of circumstances each of our birth parents, prospective adoptive parents and children bring to us. 
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11 River St., Ste. B
Kent, OH 44240
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Canal Winchester, OH 43110
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