next shared list

Will be released August 17th! Fantastic news for all families who are hopeful that this month’s list will bring news of their child. If you do receive a referral off the shared listing, or have received a referral off the shared listing in the last few months, please leave a comment, we’d love to share […]

tainted milk scare… again

Two years after the huge tainted formula scandal, a new fear is growing in China… potentially due to tainted formula once again. There are growing concerns that tainted infant formula is to blame for health concerns in China among the very young. Recently three infant girls in Wuhan, and one in Beijing, have been diagnosed […]

Dads and Adoption

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I admit, it is very late, and I have been at a loss on what to write! So in scrolling through my pictures, I came to a very endearing shot of Kevin and his daddy. And it got me to thinkin’… I post my thoughts, my experiences, my feelings on everything from attachment in adoption […]

Whatever Wednesday

Each Wednesday we post links from the previous week that touch on special needs adoption. Our hope is that these small snapshots provide you with a glimpse of life after adopting through China’s waiting child program… both the long-term blessings and the challenges that come with parenting a child with special needs. We also hope […]

Adoption Reality #1: When Your Vision Is NOT Your Reality

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Bear with me for a few lines while I share with you about this post and hopefully a few more to follow. I mentioned in my last post on this blog that I was taking a break from posting at my personal blog … and I still am. For now. I received so many beautiful […]

Back to School–Here and in China

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My littlest one, my almost five year-old Cholita, is ecstatic about a certain date circled in red on our calendar.  It’s not her birthday, it’s not Christmas, it’s the day she’ll head back to school.  She adores all things scholastic–sharpened pencils, little chairs, worksheets, story time, sharing time, recess, and don’t even get me started […]

the changing face of China adoption

Great post over at the LWB Community Blog by Amy Eldridge on the ongoing change in the China adoption program. “Ten years ago, only 5% of adoptions from China were from the special needs path, while in 2009 this number had risen to 50% of international adoptions.” – Amy Eldridge Read the post in it’s […]

Whatever Wednesday

Each Wednesday we post links from the previous week that touch on special needs adoption. Our hope is that these small snapshots provide you with a glimpse of life after adopting through China’s waiting child program… both the long-term blessings and the challenges that come with parenting a child with special needs. We also hope […]

POV on PBS: series of adoption documentaries

PBS will be broadcasting a series of four documentaries about adoption in the coming weeks as a part of their POV (Point of View) series, with the first episode airing August 10th.  The first will be First Person Plural, which will first be aired on August 10th. It is the story of a woman adopted in the […]

The Proof is in the Pudding

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I posted a similar version of this to my adoption blog. I think it is important for those of us who have had easy transitions and whose children have adapted brilliantly to remember that no matter how much it seems that they understand, they still wonder if what we offer is forever.  I am back from […]