January 5, 2011

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.

But Would People Adopt If They Knew The Worst? -- adoptive momma (domestic) Dorothy at (Sub)Urban Servant... on why she shares "worst-case scenarios" with potential adoptive parents

A Reason to Celebrate!!!
-- adoptive momma (China) Rebekah at Our Neck of the Woods... no! more! catheter!

A Very Special Doctor! -- adoptive momma (China) Diana at First a Pearl, Then Two Rubies... expressing gratitude for Doctor Steve

Post-Christmas Update on Katie Cramer -- adoptive momma (Guatemala) LisaS at Adoption Under One Roof... an update on Katie Cramer, a Chinese-adoptee diagnosed with leukemia

My Learning Curve: The Rocking Chair Challenge
-- adoptive momma (Ethiopia) Lisa at One Thankful Mom... on an attachment therapy she recently introduced

A Little Bit of Downs (X Post)
-- adoptive momma (China) Sally - That Girl! at My Life My Desire... on sharing with her mom that her future daughter has an extra chromosome

What You SHOULD Say To A Special Needs Family -- mom MarJH at the group blog 5 Minutes for Special Needs... helpful things to say to a family that is blessed to parent a child with special needs

Sledding Fun
-- adoptive momma (Guatemala and China) Karin at Our Treasures From Afar... just a fun day on a snowy hill

A Long and Much Overdue Susu Update -- adoptive momma (China) Wuxi Mommy at Our Wuxi Girl... on speech therapy, attachment and healing emotional hurts

In Need of Encouraging Words -- adoptive momma (China) Jean at There's No Place Like Home!... on older child adoption and language acquisition

The power of progress, no matter how "small" -- mom Ellen at To The Max... on her son's "small" progress in developing better fine motor skills

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