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.
filling out a medical checklist for special needs -- adoptive momma (China) snapshot at Somebody Needs a Nap!... navigating the family decisions that come when filling out a medical checklist for special needs
disclosure -- adoptive momma (Liberia and Ethiopia) Jennifer at to africa and home... what do you do when a young child discloses their own HIV+ status?
Jeremiah Update -- adoptive momma (domestic, transracial and Uganda) Spirit of Adoption at the Spirit of Adoption Blog... reporting test results for a battery of medical tests, including HIV, malaria and anemia
Waiting on the (deaf) world to change -- adoptive momma (China) Sandra at The Daily Grind... thoughts after an anonymous commenter questioned their family's decision about cochlear implants
She does it again -- adoptive momma (China) Monica at Our Dongguan Baby... a post-op diary
calming the senses with weighted blankets -- adoptive momma (China) Weeks Ringle at Craft Nectar... a how-to guide for making a weighted blanket, perfect for little sensory-seekers
Glasses & Patch -- adoptive momma (China) Sharie at Mostly Amelia... Amelia gets new glasses and an eye patch