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In many developing countries, children that are born with chronic medical conditions are placed in orphanages. With limited hope for care in these situations one of the best hopes for these children is to be adopted. In this month’s Ask The Expert episode, we visit with Shari Luckey, the Adoption Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator for the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan. Shari not only has personal experience adopting a child with hemophilia from a developing country but also works with individuals around the country to help them navigate the challenge adoption system. We explore her personal journey through adoption and learn about what the overall adoption process looks like. We also touch on the unique challenges this presents when the adopted child has a chronic medical condition.
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