With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act and the growing insistence in our country towards a free, appropriate public education, children with special needs have been moved into the average public school classroom, and consequently into the limelight. As statistics and estimates would suggest, though, awareness of special needs adoptionagencies is minimal.
In other words, the needs for children with special needs both in getting adopted and the necessity of their adoptive parents to provide for them post-adoption are pressing. Consequently, special needs adoption has its sure challenges. Monies may be available for the price of everyday living with a special needs child through Federal (Social Security, Medicaid) and State (medical care, direct payments) channels.