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.
Failure to Thrive — adoptive momma (China) Sally at Bryson Makes 8!… a recent visit with the doctor rules out Celiacs, Cystic Fibrosis and Thalassemia, but WHAT is it?
You Have Probably Already Read This Story — adoptive momma (domestic, open, transracial) Dawn at this woman’s work… spreading the word about a child in need of a very specific family
W Sitting Revisited — adoptive momma (Taiwan) Sarah at Journey to Taiwan for Hannah Claire… exercises suggested by the pediatric physical therapist that can help build core strength
First of Many to Come — adoptive momma (Siberia, Russia and Ukraine) Christine at Smiles and Trials… x-rays and MRIs, with more to come
The Gastro Experience — adoptive momma (China) LMGNYC at La Bicicleta… an appointment with the Gastro Enterologist leads to more questions
Reading Up — adoptive parents (China) the Straights at Straight Talk… reading up about another’s experience with p-flap surgery has this momma understandably nervous
update — adoptive momma (China) Simply T at Just Add One Chinese Sister… huge progress after just four months of therapy and love
Sunday snapshot: Isabelle — adoptive momma (China) Stefanie at Ni Hao Y’all… an update on her daughter’s progress after a recent IEP meeting
B Here for Ur Peeps — Asian-American Diana at Disgrasian… stats about Hepatitis B among the Asian-American community and ways to help
SPD and Me — adoptive momma (China) Tonggu Momma at Our Little Tongginator… describing the major sensory issues faced during their first year together
Fun with Prosthetics — adoptive momma (domestic, transracial) Mary Dell at Torrefaction… one moment in time leaves her knowing they need to schedule another appointment with their prostheticist