My mom pointed out yesterday that maybe the exorbitant amount of money needed for the adoption expenses was to make sure that the family proved they could afford to care for a handicapped child. Wow. that took the breath right out of me. Not the thought that the money journey was worth something but that word. Handicapped. Vika's not handicapped. Delayed. yes. Blind. Yes. Handicapped. no. NO. NO. I mean I dont think of blind kids that way. ABBY doesn't like that word either. Or the word blind for that matter. She isn't really blind though so I can see how that bothers her. My Vika is not handicapped she has special needs that will need accommodating but she isn't handicapped. I just don't like that word. One bit.