Adopting Nevi Owners

September 6, 2015 by nohandsbutours Congenital nevus, September 2015 Feature - Skin Conditions, Skin Conditions 0 Comments


“I may not be able to change the world, but I can change the world for one child.” That, in a sense, is how I have felt since my youth. We began our first adoption process in the fall of 2006 pursuing China’s non-special needs program. Our small agency did not have a special needs …Read More

adopting a child with congenital nevus

February 12, 2015 by nohandsbutours Congenital melanocytic nevus, Congenital nevus, Family Stories 3 Comments


My husband was adopted domestically as an infant. As high school sweethearts, I heard him share his personal testimony several times. His testimony centered around his physical and spiritual adoption. “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, he predestined us …Read More

special need highlight: focus on congenital nevus

November 20, 2013 by nohandsbutours 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 B. 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

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