From the last few weeks, some good stuff we’ve read that relates to adoption and/or parenting a special needs child.
As always, if you are a traveling family, or have posted something, or read something, that you’d like to share here on No Hands But Ours, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the blog world:
Please keep the Wife of the Prez and her new daughter, Sallie, in your thoughts and prayers. At last, Sallie is in their arms, but she is having a hard time and grieving terribly, which is made worse by her very complex heart condition.
La Dolce Vida shares how she created very special lifebooks that tell the adoption story of her daughters.
And our newest NHBO contributor, Nancy from Ordinary Miracles and the Crazy 9, takes a look back at her daughter’s attachment journey, and recognizes that, for children like her Tess, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
From the news:
From the Courier-Journal, Babies Read Our Lips More That We Thought. A fascinating read about how and when babies read lips, and then, at a year, move back to focusing on our eyes. But, if confronted with a foreign language, they go back to lip reading. Adoptive parents would be wise to read this and consider it when communicating with their newly adopted children.
And lastly, if you’re like all of us around here, you’ll want to take a few moments (or hours!) and travel vicariously with these families currently in China to bring home their kids.
- Room For At Least One More –
- Willa’s Garden
- If Not Us… Then Who?
- Three Princes and a Princess
- Planet R-H