Three local families -- the Buricks, the Saders and the Thomsons -- share why the decided to adopt children with special needs and how they make it work every day in their homes. more

Sep 16, 2015 7:15 PM Special Needs


Jason Geil

It's been seven months since Lori and Craig Gertz sent their adopted daughter to live with another family across the country, and phantoms of that agonizing choice are apparent in their Long Grove home. more

Jan 25, 2011 11:45 AM Special Needs

Adopting their second child, John and Sue Wick considered themselves veterans of the bumpy yet rewarding journey. But with Erin, everything was different. more

Jul 12, 2010 1:07 PM Special Needs

It’s a busy day in the studio for Kathy Hart. Actor Tim Robbins calls in for a chat, more

Aug 31, 2009 2:18 PM General Parenting

Since Anne O'Hara adopted a special-needs girl in 2006, many people have asked her, "Do you know what you're getting into?" She tells them she signed up to be as mother -- and all that comes with it -- just like any parent. more

Sep 2, 2009 11:21 AM , Special Needs


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