June 17, 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.

Hepatitis B and International Adoption
-- adoptive momma (Russia) Ingrid at the group adoption blog Grown In My Heart... questions to ask and living with Hepatitis B

16 Already??? & Raegan Day 4 and Post-Op Day Five: Pain and Play -- adoptive momma (China) Margie at MississippiZen... about the special need cloaca and the importance of being able to roll with the punches when one adopts a child with special needs; plus a progress report and remarks about pain tolerance

Swimsuits and Stares -- adoptive momma (China) Robin at Tea For Two... requesting advice on dealing with stares and comments in regard to her daughter's limb difference

Banishing Worry and Guilt -- adoptive momma (domestic) Deborah, who regularly blogs at Pipecleaner Dreams, at 5 Minutes for Special Needs... after years of worry, finding peace and reassurance that her birth son was NOT negatively effected by her choice to adopt three children, all of whom have significant special needs

Oral dyspraxia -- momma to preemie twins Tertia at So Close... conversations with her husband and her son's occupational therapist about his oral dyspraxia

Feeling Frustrated
-- adoptive momma (China) Wuxi Mommy at Our Wuxi Girl... insurance issues once home

I'm having a better week now... -- adoptive momma (China) Milinda at The Adventures of Maggie and Ella... a mom investigates the world of sensory issues

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