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.
Club Foot Casting — Melissa Tourville, the general surgery coordinator for Love Without Boundaries, at the LWB blog… a concise description of the special need club foot and the typical treatments for it
Why Adopt an HIV+ Child? — adoptive momma (Ethiopia) Lisa, who regularly blogs at A Bushel and a Peck, at the group adoption blog Grown in My Heart… how statistics changed her life in a huge way
One Year Ago… — adoptive momma (China) Sara at Football & Fried Rice… on the anniversary of their referral day (special needs program), Sara shares their adoption announcement video
When Friends Say Painful Things About Your Child — momma to a child with special needs Ellen, who regularly blogs at To the Max, at the group blog 5 Minutes for Special Needs… when a three-letter word becomes a big, big deal
File it away, you have my heart — waiting on TA (China) Kris at Tell Her This… the doubts and fears and joy and love she experienced during their decision to accept the referral of Gao Mei
Interesting SN Find — adoptive momma (China) Cheri at Infinite Love… analyzing the most common special needs found on her agency’s list; plus, links to other blogs that discuss children who have been diagnosed with cerebal palsy