Opening hearts to kids with special needs

Going beyond just fostering a child, some couples are welcoming kids with physical or intellectual disabilities into their homes with open arms

Opening one's home to welcome a foster child is laudable enough. But what does it take to foster a child with special needs?

A common perception is that raising one's own child who has physical or intellectual disabilities is challenging enough. Why would one care for someone else's child with special needs?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'Opening hearts to kids with special needs'. Print Edition | Subscribe