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Special Challenges

By Jeanne M. Phelan “Jeanne, do you think you could care for a 7-year-old boy with special needs?” asked our caseworker. “What kind of special needs?” I asked. “Patrick is blind, has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities.” As she ticked off the list, my apprehension grew. Living as an orphan until age 8 gave […]