September 2, 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.

Choosing Your Child... SN Adoption... My Thoughts and Experiences
-- adoptive momma (China) redmaryjanes at The Seventh Diamond... advice for those waiting for and reviewing children's files through the special needs program

the sorry and the pity -- adoptive momma (China) mama d at zarfing sunshine... a recent conversation at the post office leads to introspection

And They're Off! -- adoptive momma (China) Michelle at Born In Our Hearts -- school grade placement decisions for a child adopted at an older age

Sports and Special Needs -- adoptive momma (China), and Executive Director of Love Without Boundaries, Amy at A Life of Giving... a question about inclusion and sports when your child has a limb difference

Medical Update & A List of Where We Are Today -- adoptive momma (China) Kimberley at The Seventh Diamond... a recent consult with a heart specialist and ways in which Sophia Jane touches the heart of her new momma

My Chunk of Love
-- adoptive momma (Siberia, Russia and Ukraine) Christine at Smiles & Trials... a photograph showing how much her son has changed in just one short year

"It's not fair that I'm deaf"
-- adoptive momma (China) Sandra at The Daily Grind... thoughts from her daughter about deafness and glasses and fairness and life

"It hurts me more..." -- momma Robin at Pensieve... thoughts as her teen daughter undergoes surgery

A Big THANK YOU to Matilda Hospital and Alice -- Amanda, founder of The Starfish Foster Home, at the blog Throwing Starfish... a Hong Kong hospital performs an amazing surgery on one little girl named Alice

Windows to the Soul -- momma The Source at Not a Significant Source... describing the vision issues of three of her four children


  1. THANK YOU so much to linking to my post about me w a i t i n g while my daughter had surgery! It took three times longer than we were originally told...and though I know it wasn't "major", during those moments, it was forever. It gave me a much greater empathy for those who have illnesses or disease...and won't be "done" in a week or less....


  2. I love reading these weekly posts. Thanks so much for taking the time to put it together!