Today we are opening the comments up for those families who have adopted a child with urogenital and/or gender issues.
Once again, I encourage you to share whatever you feel someone considering a child with one or more of these issues should be aware of. Please be specific as to what issue(s) your child has, how old they were at adoption, and how long they’ve been home.
In the case of multiple special needs, I encourage you to write about everything in one post and then copy and paste it into the relevant days.
Feel free to share the tough stuff as well as the good stuff. And if the emotional/attachment/sensory issues have been harder to handle than the child’s medical special need then feel free to talk about that as well. It’s not going to be seen as complaining, it’s going to be seen as telling it like it is.
I will again encourage those who are open to it to share your forum name, in case someone wants to PM you with specific questions. Or if you aren’t on the forum and would like to leave another way for people to contact you then feel free to do that as well. If you aren’t comfortable doing that then no problem – we’re happy you shared and you aren’t obligated to answer questions. But if you are open to it then I’m sure there are some who will appreciate it.
Everyone please remember the Be Nice rule. Comment on your own situation without commenting on those who have commented before you.
The other posts in this series (so far) are: