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 Stigma of Mental Illness and My Son’s Birthmother — adoptive momma (foster adoption) Hartley at Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys… on parenting a child with severe special needs, including bipolar disorder
Life’s Guarantees (Or Lack Thereof) — adoption researcher and adoptive momma (Korea) Dawn at Creating a Family… on fears about adoption when it comes to fetal alcohol syndrome and other serious “issues”
Okay, need help here — adoptive momma (China) Annie at Cornbread & Chopsticks… debating with herself the ethics of advocacy posts after receiving a blog comment
Smile Pinki: a documentary about cleft lip and palate repair — adoptive momma (China) Courtney at Digging to China… a three-minute video clip about Smile Train, an organization that provides free operations for children with cleft lip/ cleft palate
A phone call you don’t want to get (while in the adoption process) — adoptive momma (China) Rebekah at Our Neck of the Woods… a phone call from their adoption agency sharing the news that their waiting child is very ill