Children who have been in foster care are more likely to have a disability or behavioral challenges than children in the general population. These disabilities can make being an adoptive parent more difficult, and we encourage adoptive parents to learn as much as possible about the issues affecting their children.

Read the articles and view the online trainings to learn more about some of the disabilities and challenges more common in adoption.

You can also learn more by visiting other websites specifically related to some of these more common disabilities.

Read NACAC Articles About Disabilities and Challenges:

View NACAC Webinars About Disabilities and Challenges:

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The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.


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