Six Pills a Day: A Cure for My Ignorance Regarding HIV

Sam and Ellie: Our healthy, bright, hilarious and much-loved Ellie and Sammy, celebrating their first Christmas at home. My mind cannot reconcile the fact that they would be considered the lowest of the low in many parts of the world today.

Mike is dad to six. Two of his children, adopted from China, have HIV. Today he shares from-the-heart about their journey. You can read a previous post he shared here. Growing up in the Midwest in the 80s, my picture of HIV was framed by after-school specials, the evening news, and MTV. I had never […]

Find My Family: Saige

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Saige is almost 12 years old and is listed as having Down Syndrome. From her file: At present, she has lived here for 3 years and now she is 9 years old. She studies cognition, language, math, social intercourse, emotion, fine arts, music, arts and crafts and physical education. She has Down syndrome and although […]

Wonder

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My daughter and I reclined comfortably together at a park yesterday, beside a calm lake in which Chinese men, bent with age, stood stirring the water around their boats with long oars. A thousand Chinese faces passed us by, upturned at the sunny sky and squinting at their beloved kites in the wind. Some of […]

special need highlight: brain scan issues

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We adopted our son, Jackzhen, in 2012. We met parents on that journey that were already talking about their next adoption, while still in China. I couldn’t fathom returning so soon. Jackzhen was our 4th child and all the adjustments that we were about to endure was all I could handle at that point, especially […]

How To Find Your Child!

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At least, this is how we found our children! We started with prayer. Prayers for strength, perseverance, guidance, grace and for the child that HE was leading us too. Once we felt God’s presence we proceeded. This is a good place to start! The NHBO site is filled with information on different special needs, parenting […]

waiting child highlight: heartsent boys

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This post features three special little boys who are listed with Heartsent Adoptions. Please let them know if you are interested in any of these treasures! Meet Kane Kane is a handsome boy who is now 6 years old. He was born January of 2008. He attends school, where they report he is smart, engaging, […]

22 ways to raise funds for your adoption

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Hello! My name is Amy Abell, and I am so excited to have this opportunity to be a guest blogger for No Hands But Ours. I began blogging soon after I became pregnant with my first son, Noah, in 2007 and continued to blog when my second son, Liam, surprised us with a cleft lip […]

Find My Family: Grace

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Look at beautiful Grace!! This precious child is 8 years old and is listed as having “postoperative cerebral palsy.” In her file, she is described as being introverted, shy and timid, and afraid of the sound of thunder and fireworks. It also stated that she loves playing toys (dolls) and listening to music, can sing […]

the need is great

This month I meant to share with you about a difficult conversation one of my kids and I have been dancing around for months now. And I will share that conversation at some point. But it won’t be today. Today my heart is broken, my thoughts are disjointed and my emotions are raw. I just […]

waiting child highlight: cataracts

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These three boys have cataracts and are waiting for their families to find them. Meet Silas Silas is a handsome ten year old boy born March of 2004. He is described as an outgoing child with a history of congenital cataracts. He enjoys learning English and has a wonderful memory for learning. He has a […]