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 1 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

Waiting child highlight: congenital adrenal hyperplasia

June 12, 2015 by nohandsbutours Children Who Wait, congenital adrenal hyperplasia 2 Comments

2008, July 25th, Beckett Collage

The special children we are highlighting today have all been diagnosed with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Their adrenal glands lack an enzyme needed to make certain hormones. This is treated with daily oral medication (typically 3-4 times a day) for life. There are some wonderful resources available for families affected by this condition. A file review by …Read More

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