July 29, 2009

Whatever Wednesday

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.

Incontinence in Adopted Children -- adoptive momma (Russia) Ingrid at the group adoption blog Grown in My Heart... informative post about incontinence, from a mom whose son has spina bifida

Club Foot Casting -- Melissa Tourville, the general surgery coordinator for Love Without Boundaries, at the LWB blog... a concise description of the special need club foot and the typical treatments for it

The Long and Winding Road: Day Nine -- adoptive momma (China) Robin at Tea for Two... a trip to Children's Hospital and an eye exam, complete with drops

Red Rice! -- adoptive momma (China) Annie at Cornbread and Chopsticks... gaining some much needed weight with the help of some red rice

Why Adopt an HIV+ Child? -- adoptive momma (Ethiopia) Lisa, who regularly blogs at A Bushel and a Peck, at the group adoption blog Grown in My Heart... how statistics changed her life in a huge way

One Year Ago...
-- adoptive momma (China) Sara at Football & Fried Rice... on the anniversary of their referral day (special needs program), Sara shares their adoption announcement video

When Friends Say Painful Things About Your Child
-- momma to a child with special needs Ellen, who regularly blogs at To the Max, at the group blog 5 Minutes for Special Needs... when a three-letter word becomes a big, big deal

MIA for awhile -- adoptive momma (China) Rina at Bringing Home Mya... a description of the Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment Kit for use with children who have apraxia of speech

File it away, you have my heart -- waiting on TA (China) Kris at Tell Her This... the doubts and fears and joy and love she experienced during their decision to accept the referral of Gao Mei

Interesting SN Find
-- adoptive momma (China) Cheri at Infinite Love... analyzing the most common special needs found on her agency's list; plus, links to other blogs that discuss children who have been diagnosed with cerebal palsy

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