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.
the mishap -- adoptive momma (China) Kris at Tell Her This... a momma describes the huge impact of something that the local director calls "a slight mishap"
A reminder -- adoptive momma (China) Sandra at The Daily Grind... recent test results show a momma that she needs to make a few changes with her daughter, who is mainstreamed with a cochlear implant
our current state -- adoptive momma (China) Kristi at Fireworks & Fireflies... describing their transition during the first month home and an upcoming appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist
"She talks funny!" -- adoptive momma (China) Chris at Layers of Life... a recent classroom discussion between two young children about cleft palate
The Negotiator -- foster mom living in China Carrie at Love Grows Here: The New Day Foster Home Blog... a funny story that also happens to describe some of the dental challenges one can face due to poor nutrition
SN List Rule Changes: The End Results -- adoptive momma (China) the Rumor Queen at China Adopt Talk... describing three hypothetical situations with the new rules in place
Sign the Petition!!!! -- adoptive sister (China) Emily at Twice in 2010... a link to the petition for vaccine waivers and why this is important, especially for children adopted through the special needs program