Adopting 12 children with special needs

Alex, one of the 12 special needs children in the Costello family. CBS

Alex, one of the 12 special needs children in the Costello family.
Alex, one of the 12 special needs children in the Costello family.
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Adopting a child with special needs can be a tough decision for any parent. But for Tom and Gloria Costello of Bayshore, N.Y., it's become second nature.

The couple had four children when a cancer scare turned their lives around, and inspired the adoption of their first baby with special needs. Just one more baby, they thought. That was 16 years and 11 children ago.

Tom and Gloria discuss their life-changing decision to adopt 12 children with special needs, and their daily challenges caring for an array of physical and behavioral disabilities. To watch their amazing story, click on the video below.

  • Alison Stravitz

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