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.
Doctors Appointments — adoptive momma (China) Amy at Finally a Family of Five… a doctor’s appointment (with a blood draw) takes a mom back in time to the first year of her (bio) son’s life, which was fraught with worry as the doctor’s tried to identify his special need
Speech Therapy — adoptive momma (China) Sherry at Our Adoption Journey… describing the first speech therapy session for her daughter, who still has an unrepaired cleft palate
Sensory Processing: Our First Steps and My Learning Curve: Match My Voice — adoptive momma (Ethiopia) Thankfulmom at A Bushel and a Peck… describing her son’s first appointment with an occupational therapist at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Photo of the Week: Amazing Changes — adoptive momma (China), as well as executive director of Love Without Boundaries, Amy at A Life of Giving… before and after photos of two children who recently received cleft surgeries
Me Museum — adoptive momma (China) Kim K. at Musing from Kim… creating a poster for school takes one momma down memory lane
Please Don’t Pity Him: A Word From A Mom Of A Kid With Special Needs — momma Ellen at the Storked! blog at Glamour… a plea for others to stop pitying her and her son
Different Kinds of Sensory Issues — adoptive momma (China) the Rumor Queen at China Adopt Talk… describing the differences between her two daughters, one with sensory-seeking sensory issues and the other with sensory-avoidance tendencies