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.
A Day in the Life of Two Medical Volunteers -- volunteers Cathy Langguth and Nancy Delpha at the Love Without Boundaries blog... a glimpse into the responsibilities, joys and challenges of two medical volunteers with Love Without Boundaries
Adoption, club feet & the current status -- adoptive momma (Vietnam) Nancy at Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 8... on their son's treatment plan for club foot as well as sensory issues
The GRACE in Sienna and She is Doing Fine... Now! -- adoptive momma (China) Diana at First a Pearl, Then Two Rubies... another blood draw: one of many for Sienna, but the first for mom
Got ADHD? It Could Be SPD -- momma to a child with SPD Patty O. at Pancakes Gone Awry... on the similarities between these two special needs
Here She Is! -- adoptive momma (China) Mama Duck at Sunshine and Rubber Duckies... announcing her newly received PA and more on her daughter's special need of "hearing impairment"
Dept. of Unexpected Effects -- adoptive momma (domestic, transracial) Mary Dell at Torrefaction... on strangers' comments and overly personal stories after they notice her son's limb difference
Chinese More Likely to be Near-Sighted -- Chinese/Taiwanese-American Tim at the group blog 8 Asians... an interesting article about how people of Chinese origin have the highest rates of short-sightedness in the world
Other People Talking About PAD -- adoptive momma (China) Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Mother... links to several blogs that are opening up about post-adoption depression
The Finger!!! -- adoptive momma (China) Annie at Cornbread & Chopsticks... on her daughter's improved hand mobility
Why did you adopt ME? -- adoptive momma (China) Diane at An-Ya Diary... on conversations with her daughter about the choice to adopt HER, a child they first saw on a special needs list
The Americanization of May -- adoptive momma (China) Sister Carrie at Jiaozi... on older child adoption and culture shock
Too Painful -- adoptive momma (China) Cheri at Love & Laughter Enrich the Soul... on her son's recent eye exams
Fun or Therapy? -- Randy and Rita Rippee at the New Day Foster Home Blog... blowing bubbles: fun or therapy?
Maggie Updates -- adoptive momma (China) Kathy at In the Waiting... on wearing a headband (a bone conduction hearing aid) and changing hair needs
One week post-surgery -- adoptive momma (China) Courtney at Courtney's Blog... an update one week after palate surgery
Sensory-Friendly 4th of July -- adoptive momma (domestic) Hartley at Hartley's Life with 3 Boys... how to navigate a firecracker of a holiday, the 4th of July, with a child who struggles with sensory issues