August 5, 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.

The Girl Who Liked to Roll and Spin
-- adoptive momma (China and Guatemala) Judy at the group adoption blog Grown in My Heart... a glimpse into life with a sensory-seeking child with sensory processing disorder, much like my little Tongginator

Smile, Charles, Smile
-- Lisa Schmidt, an Anhui Cleft Healing Home (ACHH) assistant, at the Love Without Boundaries blog... Charles' progress after a year living at the ACHH

Fun at Tilles Park
-- adoptive momma (China) Robin at Tea for Two... a fun day at a park with play equipment for children with special needs

Perspective from an Older Adoptee -- Honour Grace, a teen adopted from China just last year, on ASIA's Hope Journey... sharing her experiences as an older adoptee, one year after her adoption

Sensory Progress! -- adoptive momma (China) Cheri at Infinite Love... learning a valuable parenting lesson about letting go

Eczema= The Bane of My Existence -- adoptive momma (China) Lisa Milbrand at The Mamahood... expressing frustration at the trials and tribulations of eczema

PPD Tests, Tuesday August 4 and The Press -- still in China, waiting to find out whether tthey can enter the US with their newly adopted child, Jay Scruggs at his LiveJournal... their horrific experience in Guangzhou and a warning to all waiting parents, especially those adopting children over the age of two

Finally... An Update -- hoping to adopt (Guatemala) The Queen B... after meeting an older child with special needs during a missions trip, one family tries to navigate the mess that is now Guatemala adoption

Maria's Big House of Hope
-- waiting to adopt (China) Catherine at Catherine's Chatter... the home for China's neediest orphans opened this week to much fanfare

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