October 28, 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.

Failure to Thrive -- adoptive momma (China) Sally at Bryson Makes 8!... a recent visit with the doctor rules out Celiacs, Cystic Fibrosis and Thalassemia, but WHAT is it?

You Have Probably Already Read This Story -- adoptive momma (domestic, open, transracial) Dawn at this woman's work... spreading the word about a child in need of a very specific family

W Sitting Revisited -- adoptive momma (Taiwan) Sarah at Journey to Taiwan for Hannah Claire... exercises suggested by the pediatric physical therapist that can help build core strength

First of Many to Come -- adoptive momma (Siberia, Russia and Ukraine) Christine at Smiles and Trials... x-rays and MRIs, with more to come

The Gastro Experience -- adoptive momma (China) LMGNYC at La Bicicleta... an appointment with the Gastro Enterologist leads to more questions

Reading Up -- adoptive parents (China) the Straights at Straight Talk... reading up about another's experience with p-flap surgery has this momma understandably nervous

update -- adoptive momma (China) Simply T at Just Add One Chinese Sister... huge progress after just four months of therapy and love

Sunday snapshot: Isabelle -- adoptive momma (China) Stefanie at Ni Hao Y'all... an update on her daughter's progress after a recent IEP meeting

B Here for Ur Peeps -- Asian-American Diana at Disgrasian... stats about Hepatitis B among the Asian-American community and ways to help

SPD and Me -- adoptive momma (China) Tonggu Momma at Our Little Tongginator... describing the major sensory issues faced during their first year together

Fun with Prosthetics -- adoptive momma (domestic, transracial) Mary Dell at Torrefaction... one moment in time leaves her knowing they need to schedule another appointment with their prostheticist

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