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A Compassionate Response to a Caregiving Crisis Children with complex medical conditions and in need of foster care find hope in Baltimore-area foster family support programs

Daisy, left, was adopted through Kennedy Krieger's Therapeutic Foster Care program

  A typical week for Melissa Hanna might include doctor’s appointments; occupational, physical or speech therapies and learning as she goes. She is a foster parent for two medically-complex children younger than age 1 through Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Therapeutic Foster Care program. This program provides a hands-on approach to foster …

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What I Wish My Friends and Family Knew About Raising a Child with Special Needs

It stands to reason that the people in one’s life—be they acquaintances, friends, neighbors, family members, teachers, doctors or baristas—don’t really know what it’s like to raise a child whose needs, challenges and gifts are different from those of the average child. Unless they have walked that path themselves. Baltimore’s …

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