February 18, 2009

Whatever Wednesdays

Each Wednesday we post links from the previous week that touch on special needs adoption. Our hope is that these small snapshots provide you with a glimpse of life after adopting through China's waiting child program... both the long-term blessings and the challenges that come with parenting a child with special needs. We also hope to raise awareness about a variety of special needs.

Sigh... -- adoptive momma Sandra at The Daily Grind... healing, both physically and emotionally, after a cochlear implant surgery

retro-post: all about albinism -- adoptive momma mama d at zarfing sunshine... thoughts about her soon-to-be adopted daughter, who has albinism

Can you be a Child's Special Valentine? -- the Auction Coordinator at Love Without Boundaries... information about the 2009 Born in My Heart Auction, which raises money for much needed heart surgeries for child who wait in China

Appt. Today
-- adoptive momma Sally at Bryson Makes 8!... an update on her son's club feet after his seventh casts

Cute Little Bugger
-- adoptive momma Amy at Finally a Family of Five... just a little cleft talk about noses and colds

I Wuvoo -- adoptive momma Cara at Seeking Our Silas... a description of her son's occupational therapy for sensory processing disorder

Starfish Sponsors -- waiting momma (China) and Starfish Foster Homes supporter redmaryjanes at The Seventh Diamond... Starfish needs 14 more sponsors for the new children at the Starfish Cleft Home

Maybe You Can Help Dr. Lu's Care -- Laura Baldwin, the Special Assistance Director at Love Without Boundaries... requesting financial assistance to keep a doctor on staff

You Can Join The Mifan Mommy Club -- Kay Bratt, author of Silent Tears has started the Mifan Mommy's Club. For only "$9 per month, a bag of rice [mifan] can be purchased and will feed all of the children and staff in the Anhui orphanage for one day."

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