Special Needs Adoption

Adopting a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Approximately 1 in every 59 children are born with an autism spectrum disorder every year. In addition, boys are four times more likely to get diagnosed then girls. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects common action and behavior.” As the rates of autism… Continue reading Adopting a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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August 2012 Book Reviews

All books purchased by clicking the link in our review will give AFTH a small donation from Amazon.com.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the books in our review please consider buying it through our link to amazon.com.   Okin the Panda Bear Finds His Family - by Jeff Lutes -This is a sweet… Continue reading August 2012 Book Reviews

Adoption Books & Movies, adoptive parents, multicultural families, multiracial families, Parenting, prospective adoptive parents, Special Needs Adoption, surrogacy

May 2012 Book Reviews

All books purchased by clicking the link in our review will give AFTH a small donation from Amazon.com.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the books in our review please consider buying it through our link to amazon.com. Mommy's Heart Went POP!: An adoption Story - by Christina Kyllonen & Peter Greer-  This is… Continue reading May 2012 Book Reviews

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Supplimental Security Income (SSI) payments for children with disabilities

This information was provided by the Social Security Online Website.  To contact Social Security you can call 1-800-772-1213 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Your child younger than age 18 can qualify if he or she meets Social Security’s definition of disability for children, and if his or her income and resources fall… Continue reading Supplimental Security Income (SSI) payments for children with disabilities

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December Book Reviews

All reviewed books are available in our branch offices or in our online store. Surrogacy Was The Way: Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Stories by Zara Griswald - This book takes a look at the intended parents perspective of surrogacy and is very helpful for both surrogates and intended parents going through surrogacy. It looks… Continue reading December Book Reviews