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.
First Prosthetic Fitting — adoptive momma (China) Karin at Our Treasures from Afar… photo blog of her daughter’s first prosthetic fitting
Down Syndrome Statistics Turned Upside-Down — Maggie, mom to identical twins each with an extra 21st chromosome, at the group blog 5 Minutes for Special Needs… taking a careful, positive look at down syndrome statistics
Making Art at Home: My Favorite Art Supplies for Toddlers — former art teacher MaryLea at Pink and Green Mama… great art activities for preschoolers and young elementary school students, especially those with sensory issues [HAT TIP to Snapshot at Somebody Needs a Nap]
Please Pray! — adoptive momma (China) Kim at Addison Hope: Worth the Wait… a plea for prayers for their travelmates, whose daughter just experienced complications during open heart surgery
Looking Up — adoptive momma (China) Amy at Finally a Family of Five… a request for advice about obturators to help with speech issues