No hands but mine?

March 5, 2010 by nohandsbutours Attachment, DonnaT 5 Comments

This summer will mark the 5th and 4th anniversaries of our girls adoptions and, as of this writing, I’ve never spent one single night away from them. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I did spend the night at the hospital with Maddy when she had her surgery and Gwen stayed home with Daddy. It wasn’t …Read More

The Shirt and Her Finger: Self-Soothing Comes Full Circle

January 28, 2010 by nohandsbutours Attachment, Wife of the Prez 13 Comments

I was scrolling back through the photos … photos I was given by someone, someone who cares about our daughter. I saw a detail I never noticed before. I think I have always stopped at her face. It says so much, too much for a little girl of 2 years old to understand. So much …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

nurturing attachment

March 20, 2009 by nohandsbutours Attachment 1 Comments

I recently was referred to this article by Deborah Gray and found it very helpful as we adjust to life with our newly adopted toddler. Top Ten Tips For the First Year Of Placement For those who are adopting an older child (2+ years), Susan Ward has also offered ten suggestions to assist you during …Read More

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