December 16, 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.

annually easy -- adoptive momma (China) mama d at and i am like the ocean... cleft is an easy special need... or not

Disclosure -- adoptive momma (China) Raina at Faiths and Illusions... disclosing her new daughter's Hepatitis B status

Speaking of attachment, Part 3
-- adoptive momma (China) The Gang's Momma at The Gang's All Here... describing how they shrunk their world the first year home with their new daughter

Pondering the Pons (and a little fun, too)
-- adoptive momma (Russia and China) Tisha at Privyet, Mei Mei... describing brain reorganization of the pons at a San Diego clinic

An HIV Adoption Story -- by Leslie Goldman for a day in the life of a family who adopted a child who is HIV positive [HAT TIP to Thankfulmom at A Bushel and a Peck]

Three Therapeutic Tips for a Merry Christmas -- adoptive momma (Ethiopia) Lisa at the group adoption blog Grown In My Heart... three tips for helping a child newly home or who struggles with attachment issues through the holiday season

Purple Hair, Purple Eyes -- adoptive momma (China) Shirlee McCoy at And Then There Were Seven... using a new hair product to keep white hair from turning yellow

No Longer An Orphan -- adoptive momma (China) Jean at There's No Place Like Home... after someone sent a photo of her daughter when she still lived in an orphanage, one momma looks back at how far her daughter has come since being adopted at age eight

Status of Adoption from China:
BOYS -- the executive director of Love Without Boundaries and adoptive momma (China) Amy at A Life of Giving... gender statistics surrounding international adoption from China

A Special Need -- adoptive momma (China) Maryellen at A Beautiful Mess... how the wait effected their decision to adopt through China's special needs program

Sunday Snapshot: Avery
-- adoptive momma (China) Chris at Layers of Life... a glimpse into the world of the special needs adoption process AND their soon-to-be-adopted daughter Avery

The Brace Shuffle
-- adoptive momma (China) Annie at Cornbread and Chopsticks... a video clip from last year of her daughter walking to the Christmas tree while wearing a special brace

1 comment:

  1. Awwww, thanks for the shout out! I appreciate the little spotlight and hope that many people can find something helpful from our journey. I've read most of the others you featured here and I gotta tell ya, I feel humbled to be in such great company. These moms rock!