Special Needs Planning – November Legal Update
Special Needs News is an e-newsletter that brings you reports of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to those with special needs and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Peter Harrison and the other members of the Special Needs Planning Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.
Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial
What We Didn’t Expect When Expecting
by Amy Boulware, Elder Care Planning Manager, (LAP MSW)
I remember the feeling I had in the pit of my stomach 25 years ago as if it was yesterday. Our daughter Amanda had been born three months early, weighing only a little over two pounds. My husband and I were so excited to start our family and did all of the normal prenatal things. We read the book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” cover to cover. We took tours of the birthing centers. We eagerly thought about decorating our nursery.
We thought we were ready, but the preparations we made didn’t include training for having a two-pound baby with multiple medical complications. There were no classes on visiting a baby in neo-natal intensive care and not being able to hold her. We were completely lost in a world we had no preparation for at all. [Click to read the full article.]