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. Premature Birth
      9. Psychomotor Development Retardation (PDR)
      10. Speech Delay
    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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Eczema

Skin Conditions


Facts About Eczema

Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin. It is not contagious. It can occur at any time, and may have periods of remission or disappear later in life. It is characterized by itchy, red patches that sometimes weep clear fluid or may bleed. It can become thick and scaly and spread all over the body or may present as a fine, patchy red rash.

Eczema Challenges

  • Eczema can be very uncomfortable for children, making it difficult for them to sleep, eat or sit still in school.
  • Broken skin my be prone to infection.

Eczema Treatment

This condition is usually managed at home. Bathe the child in warm water with a fragrance free, mild soap. Skin should be patted dry, not rubbed and daily moisturizer should be applied to the entire body immediately after bath. Only fragrance-free, alcohol-free moisturizers should be used. Sometimes, a prescription corticosteroid cream may be applied to control severe cases. Food allergies, environmental allergies, harsh soaps and detergents, stress, exposure to cigarette smoke, chemicals or mold, and dry or very humid weather can all cause a flare up of eczema. Because children often scratch the inflamed skin, cracking, bleeding and infection are constant concerns for children with eczema. Teaching the child proper hand washing, keeping fingernails short, and regular inspection of the skin can help prevent infections and sores. Avoiding tight fitting clothing and choose natural fibers such as cotton to help decrease irritations. With proper treatment, children with eczema can lead normal lives, free from the discomfort of the condition.


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