Spence-Chapin is an adoption agency. They are trying to find a home for a baby girl named Emma. She is two-months old and was recently diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Emma’s birth parents would like her to be placed with a Jewish family.
Emma weighed six pounds and 11 ounces when she was born. She does not have any medical complications. She has been doing well in the nursery. Emma has been sleeping, eating and gaining weight constantly. She recently smiled for the first time.
If you are interested in adopting Emma, then you will need to fill out a pre-application online. You will also need to send a copy of your home study application. It must have been completed by a licensed adoption agency. It must have also been conducted within the past 12 months.
If you have conducted a pre-approval application and submitted your home study, then you will be considered a candidate. You will be contacted if the adoption agency feels that you will be a good match for the child. You can contact the adoption agency at 212-400-8150.
There are several things that you will need to take into consideration before adopting a special needs child. You will need to educate yourself about Down Syndrome before you adopt a child with Down Syndrome. Children with Down Syndrome will require lifelong care. That is why your job as a parent will not be over when they reach adulthood. You will need to have someone to care for the child if you and your spouse pass away.
Additionally, if you have other children, then you will need to make sure that they are prepared to have a sibling with a disability.