In The Midst of Chaos

December 21, 2009 by nohandsbutours Hypoplasia of the Corpus Callosum, Nicole 9 Comments

**I wrote this blog post prior to leaving for China to get our new daughter Ava. This topic weighed heavily on my heart. I hope that it speaks immediately to whoever needs it.** Recently there has been a lot of talk about the d-word. The big yucky word that no adoptive parent or professional wants …Read More

Can I handle this????

October 15, 2009 by nohandsbutours Amblyopia, developmental delays, Hypoplasia of the Corpus Callosum, Nicole, vision issues 10 Comments

I can still remember the first special needs checklist we ever filled out. It was March 2005. We had just sent our first dossier to China. Our checklist was quite simple. We stated cleft lip and palate, female and As Young As Possible (AYAP). My husband and I signed it and I quickly faxed it …Read More