Welcome to our Family Stories page

The link list below is a representation of the special needs covered by the stories shared here. Feel free to use these links to navigate to the different stories here on No Hands But Ours.

You will find stories here submitted by families who have adopted children with special needs. And who have chosen to share their stories, and their children’s stories, so that others may benefit from their experience.

If you have a family story you would like to share, please email us here.

Blood Issues:

Hepatitis B
Alpha Thalassemia

Cleft Issues:

Cleft Lip
Cleft Gumline
Cleft Lip and Palate
Craniofacial Cleft
Tessier Cleft

Congenital Heart Defects:

22qdeletion syndrome
Atrial Septal Defect
DiGeorge syndrome
Heart defect
PDA
Tetrology of Fallot
Transposition of the Great Arteries
Velocardiofacial Syndrome
Ventricular Septal Defect

Hearing Issues:

Hearing Impairment
Hemifacial Microsomia
Microtia

Limb Differences:

Amniotic Banding
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Hemi-Hypertrophy
Limb Difference
Missing arm/leg
Missing fingers/toes
Missing hand/foot
Polydactyly
Radial Club Hand
Symbrachydactyly

Neurological Issues:

Arachnoid Brain Cyst
Cerebral Atrophy
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Delays
Hypoplasia of the Corpus Callosum
Neurofibromatosis
Spina Bifida
Myleomeningocele

Orthopedic Issues:

Arthrogryposis
Clubfoot
Dwarfism
Kyphosis
Scoliosis

Skin Issues:

Albinism
Hemangioma
Port Wine Stain
Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Urogenital Defects:

Ambiguous Genitalia
Anorectal Malformation
Hypospadias
Imperforate Anus
Intersex

Vision Issues:

Abortive Cryptophthalmos
Amblyopia
Congenital Blindness
Congenital Glaucoma
Strabismus

Other:

Developmental Delays
Facial Palsy or Bells Palsy
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Lysinuric Protein Intolerance
Mediasinal Tumor
Misdiagnosed Special Need
Older Child Adoption
Sacroccogyeal Teratoma
Seizures
Undiagnosed Special Need

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