We’re good

November 25, 2014 by Kelly adoption situations, Kelly, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Coats were on and heads were being counted when she shared it with me.   “Mommy, I have to tell you something. A girl in my class said, ‘Is your mom Chinese?’ I said, ‘No.’ Then, she said, ‘Well, you have Chinese eyes so your mom has to be Chinese.’ But, I told her, ‘No, …Read More

365 Days “Upon the Waters”

November 24, 2014 by Rebecca adoption realities, adoption situations, Rebecca 2 Comments

One year ago, we were somewhere over the ocean between East and West, with our two newly adopted, Mandarin speaking children. We were a muddled mix of joy, weariness, readiness to be home, heaviness from leaving our children’s birth country, and profound gratitude for our intensely beautiful time in China. Feeling the joy of long …Read More

one-of-a-kind opportunity through Lifeline

August 25, 2014 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, Lifeline 0 Comments

From Lifeline: Lifeline Children’s Services is excited to announce that we will be hosting twelve children from Kunming City, China as part of our first ever hosting program! The hosting program, “Southern Hospitality 2014”, will be held in Hattiesburg, MS on October 12-26, 2014. We are inviting families to join us in Hattiesburg to help …Read More

a family for Lee Lee

August 2, 2014 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, advocating, Children Who Wait, Down syndrome 2 Comments

This is Lee Lee. She was born in late 2011 with Down’s Syndrome and wears that extra chromosome well! She currently resides in an orphanage in northeast China where she gets lots of attention and love from the orphanage staff. She was very curious and apprehensive of us as I’m sure she had never seen …Read More

Bamboo Project Update: Five Boys

May 9, 2014 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, Desiree, Down syndrome 0 Comments

When I started down the Adoption Road I repeatedly refused to mark ‘preferred gender’ box on all the paperwork. I simply wasn’t going to make that decision: God would determine the gender of my child during a natural pregnancy, He could certainly do the same during a paper pregnancy. I didn’t have a real preference, …Read More

Bamboo Project Update

September 6, 2013 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, Desiree, Down syndrome 0 Comments

An update on the original guest post by Desiree from The Adoption Seed The Story of the Earth Suit: When I was preschool/early school age I was obsessed with space. With astronauts. With the space shuttle. With the stars. With all of it. In fact, at the height of NASA’s shuttle program, I remember being …Read More

The Bamboo Project

July 30, 2013 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, Desiree, Down syndrome 3 Comments

Guest post by Desiree from The Adoption Seed My sweet boy is amazing in a thousand incredible ways. Every day I am in awe of the miracle of his little life — that he lives and breaths and is thriving despite what his genetics & his culture had pre-destined for him. His evening dance-offs in …Read More

Will You Wednesday: Luke (or What Are We Afraid Of?)

December 1, 2010 by nohandsbutours adoption situations 0 Comments

Crossposted from my blog at Stefanie’s request. It’s a beautiful snowy Wednesday morning in eastern Washington. My kids and husband are still tucked in bed, and I am awake. Lately, several little ones have been on my mind. My own little ones (who are not so little anymore!), of course, but other children, as well. …Read More

Virtual Twins (Artificial Twinning)

December 5, 2009 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, Attachment, cl/cp, DonnaT 9 Comments

Six months after we came home from China with our first daughter (Gwen), someone on our Agency’s message board announced their 2nd referral: A cute baby with a beaming smile and a very minor cleft palate. A few days later, they updated to say that they’d refused the referral because she was only 2 weeks …Read More

FTIA

November 14, 2009 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, FTIA 0 Comments

FTIA, a well-respected adoption agency, has recently made public their individual list of waiting children from China. Visit here to learn more.

Kids need to find families now

November 5, 2009 by nohandsbutours adoption situations 1 Comments

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

Homeland's XingFu Program

April 14, 2009 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, agencies, Homeland, Stefanie 0 Comments

Homeland Adoption Services has just received an invitation to place a large number of waiting children from Shanghai. Homeland’s clinical director, Nancy Reffsin, will be traveling there in a few weeks to see the children and gather information. Once she returns, the matching will begin. Families who wish to be considered for the children must …Read More

New List

February 27, 2009 by nohandsbutours A Helping Hand, adoption situations 1 Comments

Twelve kiddos posted to AHH’s private list! To read all about it, go to the Children Who Wait page.