A Child of God: Adopting a Child with Arthrogryposis

June 30, 2016 by nohandsbutours adopting a boy, arthrogryposis, clubfoot, Family Stories, June 2016 Feature - Orthopedic, Orthopedic 1 Comments

lopez1

I knew the second I saw his picture that he was my son. I still remember scrolling through my facebook feed when my heart drew me into the boy on the screen and with only seeing his hands I knew… He was mine. We were not looking to adopt and years before we would have …Read More

Perseverance Personified

June 20, 2015 by nohandsbutours arthrogryposis, Family Stories, June 2015 Feature - Orthopedic, Orthopedic 1 Comments

AMC1

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Olivia. I worked night shift then and would often stare at sweet faces when it was slow. There were so many. I often would get overwhelmed and quickly close the page because I couldn’t look at so many big brown, solemn eyes, without a feeling of loss.  A couple of …Read More

His Pleading Eyes…..

October 30, 2009 by nohandsbutours arthrogryposis, cl/cp, Craniofacial, Family Stories, Linny, Orthopedic, Sensory System 6 Comments

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, …Read More

Mylee

March 31, 2009 by nohandsbutours arthrogryposis, clubfoot, Family Stories, misdiagnosed SN, Orthopedic 0 Comments

by Mandi, mom to Mylee from China with a SN or arthrogryposis, originally diagnosed by China as clubfoot Adoption has always been a dream of mine, specifically China. I don’t have a specific moment or story of when I decided I wanted to adopt, nor did I know how or when I would adopt, I …Read More

Linzhi

February 23, 2009 by nohandsbutours arthrogryposis, Family Stories, Orthopedic 0 Comments

by Amy, mother to Linzhi from China with arthrogryposis We felt the calling to adopt from China in the spring of 2006. We happily filled out our applications, picked our agency, social worker, gathered all our paperwork for our dossier, etc… We were thrilled to get a our DTC and LID in a timely manner …Read More

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