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.
What is her True Special Need? -- adoptive momma (China) Carla at Baseballs & Ballerinas... a family discovers their daughter has a special need that they didn't expect
Conversations with Ella -- adoptive momma (China) Joan at Itty & Izzy... a brief conversation with her daughter about life before adoption
What I See; What Lily Sees -- adoptive momma (China) Vicki at The Adventures of Miss Tippy Tail and Kitty Boo Boo... an important realization while making an apple pie
Would you do it all over again? -- adoptive momma (Haiti) Christine at welcome to my brain... would she do it all over again, knowing how difficult it is to deal with reactive attachment disorder - because food issues? can be a special need
One Month -- adoptive momma (China) Allison at and they lived Happily Ever After... an update one month after arriving home with their son
Laser Treatment -- big sister (mei mei adopted from China) Monica at Journey with Reese... photos after a recent laser treatment her sister underwent
Stepping Out -- adoptive momma (domestic and Ethiopia) CoffeeMom at Another Espresso Please... speaking out about her post-adoption depression
THE Question -- adoptive momma (China) Annie at Cornbread and Chopsticks... navigating the question "why are my hands and feet different?"
Happy Heart Anniversary & Prayer Requests -- adoptive momma (China) Kim at Musings From Kim K... the two-year anniversary of her daughter's open heart surgery to correct tetralogy of fallot
Talk to Me -- adoptive momma (China) Amy at 1001 Tears... on speech therapy
Graduation with celebration -- adoptive momma (China) Lighthousegal at Lighthousegal's Scrap Shack... tremendous growth after "graduating" from occupational therapy
Earth Day Inspired Sensory Diet -- adoptive momma (foster to adopt) Hartley at Hartley's Life With 3 Boys... tomorrow is Earth Day, so grab some fun, sensory activities to do with your children
SPD -- adoptive momma (China) Colleen at The Crazy Eight... a video clip created by a person with autism, showing what sensory overload looks and feels like
whazzup with Shep -- adoptive momma (China) Stefanie at Ni Hao, Y'all... on his current special need (no, not unrepaired club foot, his other special need)