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’ve read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future What We’re Reading post, we’d love to hear about it…
Around the Blog World:
Did you know that boys outnumber girls on the shared list, 5 to 1? Andrea at Home is Where the Heart Is shares transparently about her initial preference for adopting a girl instead of a boy from China… and how she feels now, two little boys later.
On Brain Child, Avra Wing, mom to a teenaged daughter from China, reminisces on the surprising and unexpected effects of a return trip to China.
Six weeks after bringing home daughter Kaili from China, mom Jodi shares her thoughts on special needs adoption on the America World blog.
Johanna from Stop and Smell the Flowers writes about their word for the year – and how it has affected their adoption journey.
On Forty Days, find forty days worth of Chinese orphan charities to help, support and fund.
In the news:
News anchor in Dallas is surprised by the on-camera visit of the formerly orphaned teen for whom she helped find a forever family five years before. Have a tissue.
Down Syndrome: A Year of Grief and Joy – a mom looks back at all that has changed since she first discovered the little boy she was carrying had Down syndrome.
‘Baby hatch’ in Guangzhou closes – unable to care for any more than the 262 babies with special needs and/or illnesses that have been abandoned since it opened in late January.
Read something inspiring lately? Informative? Encouraging? Share the link HERE.
In China now, or just home with their child…
NowHere – our very own Carrie!
A Family for Him
Shouts of Joy
A Mother’s Love
Polkadots on the Windshield
We Are Coming for Chu
His Plan. Our Joy.
2 Red Threads
The Oasis – Adopting HIS Children
Getting close to travel for your little one in China? Share the link HERE.