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.
The Girl Who Liked to Roll and Spin — adoptive momma (China and Guatemala) Judy at the group adoption blog Grown in My Heart… a glimpse into life with a sensory-seeking child with sensory processing disorder, much like my little Tongginator
Smile, Charles, Smile — Lisa Schmidt, an Anhui Cleft Healing Home (ACHH) assistant, at the Love Without Boundaries blog… Charles’ progress after a year living at the ACHH
Fun at Tilles Park — adoptive momma (China) Robin at Tea for Two… a fun day at a park with play equipment for children with special needs
PPD Tests, Tuesday August 4 and The Press — still in China, waiting to find out whether tthey can enter the US with their newly adopted child, Jay Scruggs at his LiveJournal… their horrific experience in Guangzhou and a warning to all waiting parents, especially those adopting children over the age of two
Finally… An Update — hoping to adopt (Guatemala) The Queen B… after meeting an older child with special needs during a missions trip, one family tries to navigate the mess that is now Guatemala adoption
Maria’s Big House of Hope — waiting to adopt (China) Catherine at Catherine’s Chatter… the home for China’s neediest orphans opened this week to much fanfare