August 25, 2010

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.

Biting the Medication Bullet
-- momma to a child with special needs Elizabeth at Three Channels... on patience and God and parenting a child with special needs

Sensory Diet for School -- adoptive momma (foster to adopt) Hartley at Hartley's Life With 3 Boys... on her son's sensory diet during the school year

Skipping a Teachable Moment -- adoptive momma (domestic, transracial) Mary Dell at Torrefaction... on one child's curiosity again and again - and again - about her son's limb difference

What Were We Thinking?
-- adoptive momma (China) Ann at Our Place Called Home... on her daughter's transfusions and bone marrow transplants and a lack of donors as an adoptee

Special Needs
-- adoptive dad (China) Adrian at Forever Family... on his daughter's abilities beyond what he is "supposed to be able" to do as a result of her special need

Late Breaking News Direct from China
-- adoptive momma and waiting to adopt (China) Shelley at Learning Together at Home... a momma's reaction to a video of her future son WALKING

Want to See What FASD Looks Like?
-- adoptive momma (Korea and domestic, transracial) Dorothy at (Sub)Urban Servant... a great link that shows what many infants look like who are diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome

a red letter day -- adoptive momma (China) Stefanie at Ni Hao Y'all... a boy with clubfoot receives some exciting and unexpected news

Dearest Gift
-- adoptive momma (Taiwan) Sara at Precious Wonders & Little Monkeys... on parenting a child exposed to Hepatitis B & C - along with some wonderful news [HAT TIP to Sarah of my little lantern]


  1. Thanks for linking TM. It's been so incredible to have so many to share our absolute joy. To God be ALL the glory!

  2. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You

  3. Great post. I love the updates. So many times special needs kids get so little good press. Of course there are lots of great books like There's Something About Daniel by author Robyn Stecher