Learning Curve

March 12, 2016 by nohandsbutours adopting as first time parents, Blood Conditions, Family Stories, hemophilia, March 2016 Feature - Blood Conditions, referral, waiting to travel 6 Comments

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After a twenty-minute speech about what our daily routine would entail, followed by a list of possible complications, the Hematologist looked at me pointedly… “You know, it will be a steep learning curve for you all, but you will settle into a routine, and more quickly than you think. You’ll see. He’s just a boy.” …Read More

How Adopting A Child With Hemophilia Has Changed Our World

March 2, 2016 by nohandsbutours Blood Conditions, hemophilia, March 2016 Feature - Blood Conditions 1 Comments

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Hemophilia became part of our world on April 28, 2014 when I opened our agency’s waiting child page and saw our son’s profile. I had heard of this rare bleeding disorder before, but I really had no idea what it meant for day to day life. Actually, I did not know any medical conditions would …Read More

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

March 7, 2015 by nohandsbutours Blood Conditions, Family Stories, hemophilia, March 2015 Feature - Blood Conditions 2 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 3 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 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

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