November 25, 2012
In this Nov. 14, 2012 photo, Carrie Ann Lucas, center, sits with her adopted daughter, Adrianne, 13, as her adopted son Anthony, 11, walks past them as he gets himself ready in the morning, at their home in Windsor, Colo. Carrie Ann Lucas uses a power wheelchair and is reliant on a ventilator due to a form of muscular dystrophy. She is a single mother of four adopted children, ages 22, 17, 13 and 11, all of whom also have disabilities, including two who use wheelchairs and three with intellectual disabilities.
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Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be a parent.