what we’re reading: links

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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com.

In the news:

Meet Jessica Cox, born without arms but able to drive a car, achieve a black belt in karate and even hold the Guinness World Record for being the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot’s certificate. Amazing story of someone unafraid to try – and achieve – what others would call impossible.

In the blog world:

An adoption announcement unlike anything you’ve ever seen – be sure to visit A Road Less Traveled to see it.

Kelle, who blogs at Enjoying the Small Things, is mom to two biological girls. Her youngest, Nella, has Down Syndrome. And, on World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, Kelle shares her thoughts on her daughter’s special need and the lasting, and wonderful, impact it has had on her entire family.

And Amy Eldridge, at Love Without Boundaries, has begun writing a series of posts entitled “Realistic Expectations” in an effort to better prepare all adoptive parents for the day they finally meet their long-anticipated little one. I’d consider these a must read for anyone in the process to adopt from China.

Expectations on cleanliness
Expectations on potty training
Expectations on clothing
And expectations on preparing a child

Traveling Families:

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 children.

Straight Talk
From This Moment
Living Out a Crazy Love
Love Multiplies Here
Life’s Little Wonders



Comments

  1. Morning Stef et al – thanks for including A Road Less Traveled under the blogs! We met the Greens during our first China adoption – and bonded instantly! They are a family that really “gets it” – and are every bit as wonderful IRL as they are here!

    hugs – aus and co.

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