When considering the adoption of a child with CP, there are medical factors to consider. You are not alone! Many families have adopted children with Cerebral Palsy. Read the stories and articles by following the links below.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a general term that describes any disorder affecting body movement and muscle control. There are many types of CP and a variety of symptoms such as stiff contracted muscles, lack of muscle tone, lack of coordination, poor balance, and uncontrolled movements. It can affect one or two limbs, half the body, or the entire body. It can also affect a child’s ability to use their facial muscles causing difficulty eating or speaking. Children with CP can have a wide spectrum of abilities. Some children are only mildly affected, while others will have severe complications and limitations.
Children with Cerebral Palsy are most often of normal intelligence. CP does not worsen and treatment is available to manage its symptoms. CP can affect any combination of arms and legs, as well as the head and trunk.
Children with cerebral palsy can benefit from several areas of treatment.
The long-term prognosis for a child cerebral palsy depends on the cause and severity of need. Many children with CP are able to live full and independent lives.