First, ANYONE (including single parents) OF ANY AGE over 25 can be considered for the adoption of a child with Special Needs -- no matter the age of the child in question.
Second, people wishing to adopt children with special needs RECEIVE ALL PRIORITY. Meaning that their paperwork will be processed before any other people.
Third, Adoptive Parents requesting a child with Special Needs are considered 1st Priority and therefore are NOT placed on a wait list at all upon approval.
Finally, Special Needs children are defined as the following:
a. Sibling groups of 3 or more.
b. Sibling groups of 2, when one is older than 8 years of age.
c. A single, healthy child, if older than 8 years of age.
d. A single child of any age that has a mental or physical disability.
e. A single child of any age with a permanent disease such as (HIV, Heart disease, Renal disease, among others)