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. Other Considerations

      1. 9 Years Plus
      2. AGEING OUT
      3. Attachment Issues
      4. Second Placement
      5. Trauma
    11. Skin Conditions

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

      1. Ambiguous Genitalia
      2. Anal Atresia / Imperforate Anus
      3. Hypospadias
      4. Incontinence
      5. Kidney Issues
    13. 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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306 Children with Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions

Special Needs in Children

Skin Conditions


Albinism occurs when one of several genetic defects make the body unable to produce or distribute melanin, a natural substance that gives color to your hair, skin, and iris of the eye. A child with albinism will hav... Read more about Albinism.


Burns are common childhood injuries that can result from contact with hot surfaces, open flames, chemicals, extreme cold, steam, or exposed electrical wires. Any burn that develops a blister or covers a large area of the... Read more about Burns.

Congenital Blue Nevus

A congenital blue nevus is one type of birthmark. It is not known what causes birthmarks, and treatment is usually not required unless the mark is on the face. Blue nevi are blue in color because they are positioned deep... Read more about Congenital Blue Nevus.

Congenital Nevi

Congenital nevi is a term used to describe a group of birthmarks that appear on the skin of an infant. It is not known what causes birthmarks, and there is no way to prevent them from forming in the womb. Different types... Read more about Congenital Nevi.


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... Read more about Eczema.

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, is a rare genetic skin disorder that causes the skin to blister or slough off at the slightest amount of friction. People with EB are missing, or have a deficiency in, the protein that holds... Read more about Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) .


In the world of adoption, a hemangioma is a very minor "special need".   A hemangioma is simply a red birthmark that looks like a rubbery bump and is made of extra blood cells in the skin. Although they can app... Read more about Hemangioma.


Ichthyosis is a rare genetic disorder that results in a scaly appearance of the skin. It ranges from very mild to more obvious forms. It is not contagious, nor is there a cure for this disease. In more severe cases, skin... Read more about Ichthyosis.

Port Wine Stains

Port wine stains are light pink to purple-colored birthmarks that often occur on the head or face, but can appear anywhere on the body. It is not known what causes these marks. Closely grouped blood vessels near the surf... Read more about Port Wine Stains. is an Adoption Advocacy Website. We are the largest and oldest, online website helping people to adopt from multiple countries. Through RainbowKids, thousands of special needs and waiting children have found families... READ ABOUT US




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