I saw your story on No Hands But Ours and followed it here. Your girls are just beautiful. I think it's interesting that people's feelings about what constitutes a handicap or special need is so influenced by our experiences. My younger brother (now 27) was born with a missing left hand and fused right fingers. Growing up we never considered him disabled. He did everything we did. Now he's married with a son , a baby on the way, a good job and a happy life. I also have a daughter born with a cleft palate. She is happy and healthy. So these are two conditions that I personally would not even consider "special needs" when adopting. It is sad that so many children wait for families because prospective parents are afraid of the unknown.