Horváth Péter László; Sándor Anikó:

The Adoption of Children with Special Needs in Hungary

2018/1 | DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2018.1.6

“1. Introduction
This paper has been written with the aim of looking into the problem of families adopting children with special needs. Based on the theoretical foundations of disability studies, the issue to be addressed here pertains to the characteristics of families opting for the adoption of children with special needs. Our work has been guided by the paradigm of participative research: one of the researchers has adopted a child with Down Syndrome, while Éva Steinbach, another member of the research team, is a specialist who has taken a key role in supervising the procedure followed during the adoption of children with Down Syndrome.”