May 13, 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.

ER Visit
-- adoptive momma (China) Cara at Seeking Our Silas... a recent trip to the ER after *someone* removed the batteries from his BAHA (a hearing aid)

CIT Week 1
-- adoptive momma (China) Cheri at Infinite Love... describing the progress made after one week of constraint induced therapy

World AIDS Orphan Day
-- adoptive momma (Ethiopia) Jenny at Real Mama... a great informational post about the 15 million children orphaned by AIDS

She Knows -- adoptive parents (China) the Straights at "Straight" Talk... a recent trip to the speech therapist reveals that Shelby knows she "looks different"

A Special (ed) Announcement -- adoptive momma (China) Mary Ellen at A Beautiful Mess... an informative post about state programs for early intervention

Milestones..... -- adoptive momma (China) Traci at Our Little Asian Sensation... a big milestone for a little boy after palate surgery

A Master of Disguise -- adoptive momma (China) Lisa Milbrand at The Mamahood... a decision reached after considering their options about what to do cosmetically for microtia

day two -- adoptive momma (China) Stefanie of Ni Hao, Y'all... day two of her visit to An Orphan's Wish in China

Prakash's Hands Before Surgery -- foster momma (India) Sarah Bess, co-founder of India Christian Ministries, at Sarah's Covenant Homes... close-up hand photographs of a child with Apert syndrome

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