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.
Committed! — adoptive momma (China) Michelle at Day by Day… two years after adoption, their commitment didn’t waiver, through some more-difficult-than-average times involving an autism-spectrum and RAD diagnosis
Skin Diseases in Internationally Adopted Kids — adoptive momma (Vietnam) Laurie Good at Pho For Five… about a LARGELY under-diagnosed or misdiagnosed skin condition called acropustulosi, which is associated with children previously diagnosed with scabies
A Day in the Life… — adoptive momma (Russia, domestic and Liberia) Wife to the Rockstar at Adoption Connect… a day in the life with a child who has attachment issues
Learning as We Go… — adoptive momma (China) Shirlee McCoy at And Then There Were Seven… parenting a child, any child, teaches you that different is beautiful
Reflecting on Gotcha Day — adoptive momma (China) Rina at Bringing Home Mya… thoughts two years after they met their daughter for the first time
Lo and Behold — adoptive momma (China) Wuxi Mommy at Our Wuxi Girl… doctors said Maia would probably never be potty-trained, but she’s doing it