Beyond Ourselves

July 23, 2015 by nohandsbutours adoption realities, China trip, dual adoption, Gotcha Day, July/August 2015 Feature - Going to China!, Rebecca 5 Comments

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It’s the pinnacle of the adoption journey. We build a beautiful image of what gotcha day will be, and hold hard to that as we wait. Much preparation goes into readiness for caring for the child we’ve seen only in pictures. We study bonding techniques and possible reactions, and pack and repack little backpacks. But …Read More

Two. Together.

July 17, 2015 by nohandsbutours adopting as first time parents, cl/cp, dual adoption, Family Stories, Tetralogy of Fallot, virtual twinning 0 Comments

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Two together. Twinning. First time parents. In the beginning, these were not words or phrases that I would have put together in any combination in regards to adoption and expect success. And yet, my husband and I did them all. (And you’re reading this on an adoption advocacy site, so you know know I am …Read More

“Now That You’ve Done it, What Do You Think About Adopting Two Kids at Once?”

May 27, 2015 by nohandsbutours Developmental System, Down syndrome, dual adoption, Family Stories 4 Comments

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Hi! I’m Erin and my husband and I just returned home from China on March 27th with our two newest daughters, Grace and Josie. They are both 5 years old and they both have Down syndrome. We already had four children at home, an 11 year old boy, an 8 year old girl, a 7 …Read More

Your Waiting Child?

April 16, 2013 by nohandsbutours dual adoption, Jean, older child adoption 2 Comments

Welcome to Jean – our newest contributor at No Hands But Ours! Jean and her husband have been married for 31 years and have raised 5 biological children. In 2006 God called them to adopt and he hasn’t stopped calling them. They now have 11 treasures home from China in addition to their 5 older …Read More

Kooper and Kinley

February 16, 2010 by nohandsbutours cl/cp, Craniofacial, dual adoption, Family Stories, older child adoption 0 Comments

by Connie, mom to Kinley (2) and Kooper (13) adopted from China at the same time In August of 2003 when God instantly gripped the hearts of my husband and I for the orphan, we had no idea where He would lead us. We knew He was calling us to a task much larger than …Read More

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