Saturday, June 11, 2011

Parents Only See Possibilities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. 00 When Kelly and Wilbur Long looked to China to adopt, they wondered what challenges their child might face. Would she have a cleft palate? Congenital heart disease? A missing arm or leg?
In an age of prenatal genetic testing, when some parents try to screen out all but the so-called "perfect child," the Longs asked for a girl with special needs. They had only one request of the adoption agency: that their child be healthy enough to grow up and one day live on her own.

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