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.
New Arrivals — foster parents (China) Jacob and Carrie at Signs of Hope… three children with moderate to severe special needs join their foster family
Siblings… Unusual Concerns and Exceptional Blessings — adoptive momma (domestic) Julie Martindale at Not Just An Ordinary Life… about the siblings of children who have special needs – sometimes forgotten by society, never forgotten by their families
The Noggin Speaks Good News — Heather, momma to a child with hydrocephalus, at The Extraordinary Ordinary… an update three months after her son Asher’s shunt surgery
Can she hear me now? — adoptive momma (China) Andrea at Adoption Road… describing her daughter’s microtia/ aural atresia
medical update — adoptive momma (China) Deb at the invisible red thread… her son Jack’s chromosomal tests came back normal!
It’s been a crazy week... — adoptive momma (China) Donna at loving lauren… about her daughter’s MRSA infection and toddler medicine challenges
A Very Big Day! — adoptive momma (China) The Gang’s Momma at The Gang’s All Here!… about upcoming tests her daughter will undergo to learn more about her microtia and atresia
another one of Those Conversations — adoptive momma (China) mama d at zarfing sunshine… touching on older child adoption and albinism
Tip from the OT #1 — an adoptive momma (China) at Mei Mei Journal II… a tip from her daughter’s occupational therapist designed for sensory seekers
Pictures!!!! and Anybody Got a Toothpick? *FOR MY EYELIDS*— adoptive momma (China) Leslie at Room for at least One More… an update with photos after her daughter’s cleft surgery