Whatever Wednesdays

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 […]

News from Lifeline re: switching agencies

New Information Regarding Switching Agencies February, 2009 Families, We have been reading all the new posts regarding switching agencies. This is an exciting opportunity for families to unite more quickly with their children. With this information we want all of you to know that Lifeline Children’s Services is prepared and willing to help families who […]

Claire

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by Keri, mom to Claire from China with a SN of mediastinal tumor I have hesitated to share our story because I feel some guilt including it in a ‘special need’ category. You see, we experienced a true miracle with our Claire. We were clients of AWAA on the NSN route knowing nothing about SN. […]

Kimmie and Quan

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by Laine, mom to Kimmie from China with radial club hands and Quan from China with cleft lip and palate Kimmie and Quan…two toddler adoptions at the same time! If that title doesn’t get your attention, nothing will! We were blessed beyond measure to adopt two special needs children at one time. Our story is […]

Aidan Hope

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by Tracy, mom to Aidan Hope from China with microtia When I was in 7th grade, I purchased a used book from our county’s Book-mobile service. It was called The Family That Nobody Wanted, by Helen Doss. It was the story of a young pastor’s wife, unable to bear her own biological children, who desired […]

Concurrent adoptions ~ NSN and SN

This is an excerpt from an agency’s newsletter. It’s fantastic news for anyone frustrated by the ever-increasing wait times for a NSN referral… Dear families, Many of you have inquired about adopting a child from China and due to the lengthy wait time frames, have been hesitant to begin. As the wait time continues to […]

New policy from CCAA

Sounds like CCAA is going to allow families already logged in to switch agencies to pursue a special needs adoption! Wonderful news…. “CCAA recently passed a policy to allow families to switch agencies and still use their original dossiers currently logged in at CCAA. Families that choose to switch agencies should request a letter from […]

Rachel

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By Kathy, mom to Rachel from China with cleft lip Rachel story is one of great detail, lots of red threads and sure determination of many people to make sure this little girl found her forever family. There are so many twists and turns I don’t even know what category her story will fall in. […]

Silas

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By Cara, mother to Silas from China with bilateral microtia and atresia In the early summer of 2007 my husband and I decided to have a third baby. We had two girls and knew we wanted a third child. I was praying about our decision one day and I had a thought come to my […]

Mason-Kate

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by Ryan and Beth, parents to Mason-Kate from China with cleft lip and palate Growing up, I was fascinated with adoption. My neighbor was adopted, “Annie” was my hero, playing adoption agency was my favorite pretend game and occasionally I wondered if I was adopted and my parents just weren’t telling me about it. During […]