After reading about clubfoot and the treatment and outcome for these children, you may then be considering if you have the resources to adopt a child with clubfoot. As nearly all of us would answer if we gave birth to a child with clubfoot, we would definitely be prepared to do what it takes to see that our child got the treatment necessary.
In adopting a child, this can-and-will-do attitude is a plus. But adoption does include choices, and when you are considering adoption, knowing what will work with your family’s lifestyle can make the transition of having a new child in the home much easier. After all, children who come from an orphanage or foster home into new adoptive families can have other adjustment issues as well.
When adopting a child with clubfoot, you may plan on taking your child to an orthopedic specialist, but if your child also has more serious attachment issues, your child may need much more of your time than you anticipated. The type and level of care may be different than what you first envisioned.
So here are some questions you may want to ask if you are considering adopting a child with clubfoot: