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.
First, I ask that y'all pray for the family of Lydia Miyashita, who passed away yesterday after a tough battle with AML, a form of leukemia. Lydia's parents adopted her from China several years ago through the non-special needs program. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, church community and friends.
Medical ID Bracelet -- adoptive momma Cheri at Infinite Love... a beautiful new option for those children who wear Medical ID bracelets
C-L-A-I-R-E -- adoptive momma Chelsea at Gour Family Adventures... it's amazing what a year can do!
on adopting our older child -- adoptive momma Mama D at zarfing sunshine... a post written while in China, several days after meeting one another for the first time
Therapy Thursday: Noise Induced Hearing Loss and a Giveaway -- adoptive momma (Korea) and speech therapist CC at If Only I Had Super Powers... a great post explaining noise-induced hearing loss and a give-away of IHearSafe headphones (ends 2/28)
The Power of Tender Loving Care -- a staff member of Love Without Boundaries... describing recent feeding challenges faced by the staff at the LWB Anhui Cleft Healing Home
Transforming PT into Playtime -- parent of a special needs child Michelle at 5 Minutes for Special Needs... ideas to turn physical therapy into productive, yet FUN play times
University of Chicago Dermatology for the Win -- adoptive momma Mary Dell at Torrefaction... a thank you to a pediatric dermatologist - for one happy AND NAPPING baby
Monday Morning Confessional: I used to make fun of a kid with handicaps -- momma of a child who has special needs (infant strokes) Ellen at To The Max... a heart-felt post involving her childhood memories of teasing a child with special needs
The Big Cheerio -- adoptive momma Andrea at Adoption Road... a detailed description of her daughter's recent CT scan