She is our JOY: Adopting a Child with CAH

November 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours ambiguous genitalia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Disorder of Sexual Development, Family Stories, November 2015 Feature - Urogenital, Urogenital System 0 Comments

When we began our adoption journey we had no idea where it would eventually lead. We were entirely new to the international adoption process yet seasoned parents of four children. Our placing agency encouraged us to begin our home study and fill out some essential paperwork. One form had us place a checkmark beside the …Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Complex/Persistent Cloaca

November 13, 2015 by nohandsbutours ambiguous genitalia, bowel management, cloaca, November 2015 Feature - Urogenital, Urogenital System, VACTERL 0 Comments


Instead of beginning this article with a list of questions and daunting answers, the first thing I want to include is our most frequent ANSWER… These little girls are beyond precious! Our cloaca child is the light of our lives! They need you to come for them and you will reap a million times more …Read More

Special Need Highlight: Adopting a Child with Complex Cloaca

September 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours ambiguous genitalia, anorectal malformation, bowel management, cloaca, Family Stories, Urogenital System 2 Comments

I have to be completely honest from the start. We did not choose this special need. We had never even heard of it! And if we had known what it might entail, I can tell you plainly, we would have chickened out. But God knew that and kept us in the dark so He could …Read More

our incredible boy

January 29, 2010 by nohandsbutours ambiguous genitalia, anorchism, intersex, Urogenital System 0 Comments

by a mother of a boy adopted from China with a SN of ambiguous genitalia I first fell in love with his photo. I saw it on a Waiting Child listing. When I read the paragraph of background information and saw the words “ambiguous genitalia,” I didn’t really know much about the condition. At the …Read More

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