Adopting a Child with Hemophilia: What I Wish I Had Known

March 7, 2015 by nohandsbutours blood conditions, Family Stories, hemophilia, March 2015 Feature, March 2015 Feature - Blood Conditions 1 Comments

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In honor of Hemophilia Awareness Month, I wanted to write a post to help other adoptive parents understand what can be involved in adopting a child with hemophilia. My son, who came home from China in 2013, has severe Hemophilia A (the most common type of hemophilia), which means that his body does not make …Read More

Adopting a Toddler with Hemophilia

September 26, 2014 by nohandsbutours Family Stories, hemophilia 2 Comments

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Our household looks a lot like the average family; a coupe of kids, a beloved pet and constant chaos.  We ever so skillfully (insert sarcasm) navigate pre-school, after school activities and a whole lot of fun.  By all accounts our life is pretty “normal”.   A new addition to our normal has been the management …Read More

Training Wheels: Learning to Live with Severe Hemophilia

June 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours Adopting hemophilia, blood conditions, Family Stories, hemophilia 0 Comments

One year ago I was in China meeting my little boy. When I saw his precious picture on the waiting child list in the summer of 2012, I gasped and immediately requested his file. The blurb next to his picture said that he had hemophilia. I didn’t really know much about this condition, and in …Read More