July 8, 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.

A Different Seizure -- adoptive momma Cheri (China) at Infinite Love... about her daughter's recent, probable Atypical Absence Seizure

i'm glad i didn't know
-- adoptive momma (China) Julia at say you will love me forever... so grateful that she didn't know what she was signing up for!

Gao Mei -- momma waiting on TA (China) Kris at Tell Her This... the story of how she came to find her future daughter

Bringing Home a Child with Special Needs
-- an article written by contributing writer Lisa Belkin and new adoptive momma (China) Jenny Staff Johnson in Motherlode section of the New York Times Magazine

What to do? -- waiting to adopt (China) Jennifer at My Three Sons... and a Little China Girl... thoughts (and a request for advice) while filling out the special needs checklist

Why I Haven't Been Blogging -- adoptive momma (India and Guatemala) Leslie at Recovering Noah... Discovering Me... about the alienation she feels while dealing with attachment issues and autism

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