Wild Olive winner week #3!

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It’s Saturday. You know what that means… a new Wild Olive winner! Congratulations to Sara at Football and Fried Rice! Email me at stefanie@wildolivetees.com and let me know what Wild Olive Tee you’d like! We will be giving away two more tees over the next two weeks, so there is still plenty of time to […]

Kids need to find families now

Please visit our Children Who Wait page, there are several little ones who must find homes quickly. $2500 grants are available to qualified families.

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 […]

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One thousand three hundred and sixty-one days ago, we saw our our daughter, Madeline, for the very first time. She was a grainy image on a fax we’d received from our agency and we were only seeing her photo this early because she was “special need”. Five months earlier, we’d adopted a NSN baby girl […]

why?

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Why? Some of you might know me from my personal blog, Ni Hao Y’all. But I am sure many more of you do not. So a quick run down is in order, lest there be some confusion as I share my story. Our story. My husband and I met in 1997, each having endured a […]

Wild Olive Giveaway Week #2

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Congrats to Kelly, from Growing Girly Girls! You are our Second Winner in our Wild Olive tee giveaway!! Head on over to Wild Olive and pick out your favorite tee! E-mail me at Amie@wildolivetees.com and let me know what you have chosen!! If you want a chance at winning a Wild Olive tee, all you […]

His Pleading Eyes…..

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I had poured through a “billion” special needs kids faces, all of them drawing an “ooohh” or an “awwww”….but then I saw his face….and I gasped. (It seems that whenever I gasp I know God is up to something big.) Really. I remember staring at him and studying the expression on his sweet little face, […]

How do we choose?

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One of my biggest concerns in adoption was choosing our child. I worried that allowing us to be involved in picking a child would bring my fears and anxieties into the mix and somehow mess things up. When we adopted our oldest daughter through the non-special needs (NSN) program in 2005, China did the matching. […]

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 […]

Perspective

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As a mom to three special needs children from China (one CL/CP, one microtia/atresia, one radial club hands), I am learning to see things in a different light. With each adoption, I learn the art of looking at life through the eyes of a child more and more. As they are growing older and becoming […]