Re: Has Anyone with CP Ever Successfully Adopted a Child?
I have to say, I was just generally browsing the internet for school stuff and came across your post and signed up for this site specifically so I can post a reply.
My boyfriend, who I have every intention of staying with for a long time also has spastic quadriplegic CP, and is dependent for most things. Long before I met him, I have always dreamed of adopting children, and he shares this dream with me (i don't know if we will have any infertility issues, I have just always wanted to adopt). We have discussed the barriers we may face, but we are also big social justice/human rights people so know we would fight for it to the absolute end.
I read your original question, and was going to respond just to that, telling you to fight for your human rights as parents, and prove (although you should not have to) that your husband can be a fantastic parent (probably better than many able bodied parents out there).
Reading your update gave me an exhilarating sense of joy and hope. Maybe this is not something we will have to fight for, maybe it will be easier than I originally though. Maybe, just maybe, the world is starting to see that individuals with significant disabilities have incredible strengths and capabilities and can be partners and parents and many other things as well.
Thank you, thank you for sharing this with everyone. I hope I will be making a similar post in the future some day. Good luck getting that lucky child!