special need highlight: focus on congenital nevus

November 20, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Congenital nevus, Family Stories, Skin Conditions 8 Comments

During the first few months of our adoption process, I poured through waiting child files and researched varying special needs in anticipation of finding our child.  When we finally got the call from our social worker telling us she had a file for us to look at, I was ecstatic. I thought we had a basic knowledge …Read More

A special need defined: Giant Congenital Nevus

January 19, 2010 by nohandsbutours Congenital nevus, Giant Congenital Nevus, Nicole 4 Comments

*I wrote this post back in March 2009 shortly after we were matched with our new daughter Ava. Ava’s special need is Giant Congenital Nevus. I have added some additional detail now that she is home.** I have had several people email me requesting that I post some information about Ava’s special need. A commenter …Read More