December 30, 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.

Our First Six Months Together & Thoughts On Older Child Adoption -- adoptive momma (Russia and China) Michelle at Born In Our Hearts... thoughts about their recent adoption of an eleven-year-old during their first Christmas together

7 Questions for a... College Student with Cerebral Palsy
-- momma to a child with CP Ellen at To the Max... an interview with a college student about her life with cerebral palsy

HIV testing will not be required for obtaining visas for international adoptees -- at the PEAR blog, which is Parents for Ethical Adoption Reform... a new ruling about HIV testing and international adoption

Yet... I Think He Was Always Beautiful -- adoptive momma (Russia, Ukraine and Siberia) Christine at Smiles & Trials... a photo journey of her son Dennis' many cranial-facial surgeries over the past two years

The Best Christmas Gift!! -- waiting to adopt (China) Kim at Our Journey to Addison Hope... receiving updated photos of their soon-to-be-daughter, who now sports a spica cast

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