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Vision Impaired couple considering adoption

My wife and I have been married for over 3 years. We are both vision impaired and neither one of us can drive. We both love children dearly and are considering the possibility of adopting a child. We recognize the challenges involved, and each have some reservations. We would like the opportunity to speak with a vision impaired couple who have adopted a child to discuss their experiences, insight, and to gain some direction.

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I am visually impaired and my partner is not. We are early in the process of adoption but going the domestic route with an agency that has experience working with parents with disabilities as well as children. I would be willing to chat about my experience.


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My wife and I have been married for 10 years and we are both partially blind.  We adopted our son from India in 2009.

Adoption agencies are much more likely to work with blind clients today than in the past.  However, if you're considering international adoption you should know that some countries are not as open and have restrictions which don't allow blind parents to adopt children from their country.  Any adoption agency doing international adoptions will be able to give you details about specific country requirements.

In our case, the orphanage director who agreed to match us with our son actually told us it made sense to place our son with us because my wife has the same eye condition as our son so we would know exactly what his needs are.

Feel free to email me at wi.chuck76@yahoo.com and we can setup a day and time to chat either via Skype or on the phone.


Re:Vision Impaired couple considering adoption



My wife and I have been married for 10 years and we are both partially blind.  We adopted our son from India in 2009.

Adoption agencies are much more likely to work with blind clients today than in the past.  However, if you're considering international adoption you should know that some countries are not as open and have restrictions which don't allow blind parents to adopt children from their country.  Any adoption agency doing international adoptions will be able to give you details about specific country requirements.

In our case, the orphanage director who agreed to match us with our son actually told us it made sense to place our son with us because my wife has the same eye condition as our son so we would know exactly what his needs are.

Feel free to email me at wi.chuck76@yahoo.com and we can setup a day and time to chat either via Skype or on the phone.


Re:Vision Impaired couple considering adoption



My wife and I have been married for 10 years and we are both partially blind.  We adopted our son from India in 2009.

Adoption agencies are much more likely to work with blind clients today than in the past.  However, if you're considering international adoption you should know that some countries are not as open and have restrictions which don't allow blind parents to adopt children from their country.  Any adoption agency doing international adoptions will be able to give you details about specific country requirements.

In our case, the orphanage director who agreed to match us with our son actually told us it made sense to place our son with us because my wife has the same eye condition as our son so we would know exactly what his needs are.

Feel free to email me at wi.chuck76@yahoo.com and we can setup a day and time to chat either via Skype or on the phone.


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