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.
In the news:
Check out a new ministry created by China adoptive mom, Amy Kratzer. Forever Hope is a non profit, Christian ministry that seeks to provide adoptive families with personal care and support, connection to valuable resources and a network of supportive relationships.
And Nicole, mom to a little boy with Thalassemia, has created Choosing Thalassemia – an entire website devoted to Thalassemia as a special need. Fabulous resource for anyone considering or parenting a child with this special need.
Read about the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp, “where no one stares, the scars don’t matter and kids can just be kids.”
Yvette, who blogs at Bringing Home Holland, looks back on the 9 months home with son Cavanaugh (adopted from China with a SN of limb differences) and is amazed at how those 9 months have changed him, inside and out.
Monica, big sister to Reese adopted from China in 2007, shares the wonderful news that her parents were recently granted TWO waivers from China to bring home their newest family member, Ana-Cherie. Exciting news for them, and encouraging news for other families that might need a waiver (or two) in order to adopt from China.
And Ann, from Crazy For Kids, is mom to Kim who was adopted from China with a SN of cleft lip and palate. Kim, now 15, recently had her final surgery and was interviewed about what it is like to have CL/CP… her answers will most definitely be of interest to anyone parenting a child with similar special needs.
Recently home from China
In China now
About to go to China
If you have something you’d like to share for a future What We’re Reading post, be sure to let us know via email – we’d love to feature your links or posts about life with your special needs child.