ADOPTION EVENTS

  1. Special Needs in Children

    1. Blood Conditions

      1. Blood Disorder
      2. Hemophilia
      3. Hepatitis B Positive
      4. Hepatitis C
      5. HIV Positive
      6. Lead Exposure
      7. Lymphedema
      8. Sickle Cell Anemia
      9. Thalassemia
    2. Chromosome Disorders

      1. Cystic Fibrosis
      2. Down Syndrome
      3. Genetic Syndrome
      4. PKU
      5. Teratoma
      6. Turner Syndrome
    3. Congenital Heart Defects

      1. Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
      2. Heart Defect
      3. Tetralogy of Fallot
    4. Craniofacial Conditions

      1. Apert Syndrome
      2. Cleft lip or palate
      3. Hemifacial Microsomia
    5. Developmental Needs

      1. Apraxia of Speech and Muteness
      2. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD's)
      3. Cognitive Delays
      4. Failure to Thrive
      5. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
      6. Growth Delay
      7. Motor Delays
      8. Older Child (above the age of 3 years)
      9. Premature Birth
      10. Psychomotor Development Retardation (PDR)
      11. Speech Delay
      12. Toddler age (18 months & 3 years)
    6. Digestive System Conditions

      1. Hernia
      2. Megacolon
    7. Hearing

      1. Deaf
      2. Hearing Impairment
      3. Microtia and Atresia
    8. Neurological Conditions

      1. Cerebral Palsy
      2. Dyskinesia
      3. Epilepsy
      4. Hydrocephalus
      5. Microcephaly
      6. Seizure Disorder/ Epilepsy
    9. Orthopedic Conditions

      1. Amniotic Band Syndrome / Missing Limbs
      2. Arthrogryposis
      3. Brachial Plexus Injury
      4. Club foot
      5. Digit Difference
      6. Dwarfism
      7. Flexion Deformity
      8. Funnel Chest / Pigeon Breast
      9. Limb Differences
      10. Osteogenesis Imperfecta
      11. Radial Club
      12. Rickets
      13. Scoliosis
      14. Spina Bifida
      15. Torticollis
      16. Wheelchair Dependent
      17. Wheelchair Dependent
    10. Skin Conditions

      1. Albinism
      2. Burns
      3. Congenital Blue Nevus
      4. Congenital Nevi
      5. Eczema
      6. Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)
      7. Ichthyosis
      8. Port Wine Stains
    11. Urogenital Conditions

      1. Ambiguous Genitalia
      2. Anal Atresia / Imperforate Anus
      3. Hypospadias
      4. Incontinence
      5. Kidney Issues
    12. Vision

      1. Blind
      2. Cataracts
      3. Lazy Eye / Amyblyopia
      4. Missing Eye
      5. Nystagmus
      6. Ptosis
      7. Strabismus
      8. Visual Impairment

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Seizure Disorder/ Epilepsy

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Facts About Seizure Disorder/ Epilepsy

7Seizure disorders occur when the electrical activity in the brain goes haywire for a short period of time. Electrical signals pass between nerves and the brain to control such functions as respiration, movement, and sight. An abnormal electrical impulse or an interruption in an impulse can result in a seizure. 
Chronic seizures are often referred to as epilepsy. It should be noted that a child may have the word ‘seizure’ listed in their pre-adoptive medical report, without necessarily having the chronic form of seizures called epilepsy. A single or small number of seizures may result from an illness, high fever, head injury, or defect in the nervous system. Seizures can present with different symptoms ranging from uncontrollable movements to a simple temporary inattentiveness. A major seizure will cause a loss of consciousness and a loss of bladder control.

Seizure Disorder/ Epilepsy Challenges

  • Pre-adoptive parents should request further medical information on a child listed as having seizures.

Seizure Disorder/ Epilepsy Treatment

  • Doctors can prescribe medication for recurrent seizures. These anti-seizure medications can suppress the aberrant electrical impulses in the brain. Surgery is a drastic option for children who do not respond to medication. If a seizure lasts longer than five minutes of if you notice any difficulty in breathing, get immediate medical attention. A physician should evaluate any child who has a seizure.
  • Never try to restrain a child who is having a seizure. Children with seizure disorders can attend school and lead regular lives.

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