Our law firm is experienced with handling a wide range of special needs adoptions. To a person unfamiliar with adoption law and practice, the term “special needs child” might conjure up the image of a severely disabled child with significant mental, emotional, or physical impairments or maybe all of the above. In truth, most children placed for adoption in South Carolina can meet at least one of the various definitions for a special­ needs child. The reason being, there are assorted definitions of special needs, which apply to different statutes and programs. To navigate this labyrinth requires consultation with an experienced adoption professional who is mindful of the facts at hand, the client’s goals and the full range of private, state and federal adoption programs.