waiting child highlight: limb difference

January 14, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, Gladney, limb difference 4 Comments

Today we are advocating for the special need of Limb difference. Limb differences are a very common special need found in waiting children. A Limb difference is any change from what we would consider a typical limb. Anything from missing a finger, to missing the whole arm is considered a limb difference. Limb differences also …Read More

waiting child highlight: limb differences

November 9, 2013 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, limb difference 0 Comments

I am Tina, one of the Advocacy Coordinators for NHBO. I have an adopted son who was born with limb differences. It is amazing to see all the things he can do just as well as any other child. Here is a recent picture of him: Meet three adorable waiting children who were born with …Read More

Thank God they ARE mine!

October 14, 2012 by nohandsbutours cerebral palsy, Family Stories, hearing impairment, limb difference, neurofibromatosis, Sensory Issues 4 Comments

Our story starts in 2004, when I had a complicated pregnancy with my first child, Gianna, and was advised not to ever get pregnant again. This was actually fine with me because I’d always been drawn toward adoption. We adopted our second child in 2007, another daughter we named Camille, from Kazakhstan. After strong suspicions …Read More

Madelyn's adoption story

October 5, 2012 by nohandsbutours Family Stories, limb difference, missing fingers/toes, Orthopedic, radial club hand 0 Comments

About eight years ago we began to consider adoption. We started by investigating foster care adoption in 2004, it didn’t work out. Fast forward to 2010—– we met a family with a precious three year old little girl from China. That afternoon we both said, it is time. We didn’t think we qualified for China, …Read More

Rachel and Katherine

December 2, 2010 by nohandsbutours limb difference, missing fingers/toes, polydactyly, symbrachydactyly 0 Comments

by Joy, mother to Katherine and Rachel from China with SNs of limb differences I am the mother of two daughters from China, both of whom were born with limb differences – specifically hand differences. As far as special needs go, my daughters’ diagnoses are no big deal and really don’t affect our lives much. …Read More

Lilah’s Turn

September 24, 2010 by nohandsbutours limb difference, Missing hand/foot, prosthetics 0 Comments

by Anne and Mike, mom and dad to Lilah from China with a SN of limb difference Lilah is our second adopted child from China. Her brother Luke was adopted in February 2007 and the word to best describe his adoption was probably shocking. We were under the impression that his disabilities were minimal, and …Read More

Braxton

March 15, 2010 by nohandsbutours limb difference, Missing arm/leg, prosthetics 0 Comments

by Tamera, mom to Braxton from China with an SN of limb difference Yesterday we awoke before the crack of dawn. This was a big day indeed. Braxton and I were headed to Shriners Hospital to receive his first prosthetic leg. It was merely 5:00am when we headed out and yet Braxton was wide eyed …Read More

Chloe

February 25, 2010 by nohandsbutours leg length discrepancy, limb difference, Missing arm/leg 0 Comments

by Karin, mom to Chloe from China with a SN of a limb difference Years ago, God very clearly led us to start down the adoption road for a little girl in China with a special need that was not considered ‘adoptable’. At the time, CCAA had never allowed a child with this SN to …Read More

Hope

October 11, 2009 by nohandsbutours amniotic band syndrome, Family Stories, limb difference, missing fingers/toes, Orthopedic 0 Comments

by Amy, mom to Hope from China with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) When we set out to adopt after having four biological children – we were looking to adopt a girl that was younger than our youngest son, who was 20 months at the time. Since we were already the parents of 4 young children …Read More

Bethany

March 8, 2009 by nohandsbutours Family Stories, limb difference, Missing arm/leg, Orthopedic 0 Comments

by Tamera, mom to Bethany from China with a limb difference Preparing for Special Needs Adoption Adopting several children from China has been filled a joy-filled, faith-building, abundant adventure. We have four biological children and feel as though we are experienced parents. However, sometimes even experienced parents can find that they are not adequately prepared …Read More

Lizzie

February 19, 2009 by nohandsbutours amniotic band syndrome, clubfoot, Family Stories, Lifeline, limb difference, missing fingers/toes 0 Comments

By Anne, mom to Lizzie from China with clubfoot and a limb difference We had talked about adoption for many years and had actually started the process for a non special needs, infant girl from Korea when we found out we were pregnant with our fourth child (first girl). We were thrilled about our first …Read More

Mia

December 8, 2008 by nohandsbutours amniotic band syndrome, Family Stories, limb difference, Missing arm/leg 0 Comments

By Sherri, mother of Mia from China with a limb difference The story of Mia When we decided to do a second adoption, we chose to do a special needs adoption. The only thing we knew for sure was that we were going to name her Mia. We didn’t have any certain special need in …Read More

Bethany

October 20, 2008 by nohandsbutours Family Stories, limb difference, Missing arm/leg, Orthopedic 0 Comments

by Tamera, mom to Bethany from China with a limb difference God’s Grace As we have pursued adoption in China, God has taught us many lessons about His grace. One of those lessons happened in rural China in August of 2007. We were bringing home our second daughter from China. By God’s grace we had …Read More

Josiah

October 20, 2008 by nohandsbutours AGCI, Family Stories, hemi-hypertrophy, limb difference, Orthopedic 0 Comments

by Holly, mom to Josiah from China with a leg length discrepancy What made you decide to pursue a child through the SN program? We were called by God to adopt. It wasn’t anything we had really ever given any thought to before. It wasn’t that we were against it, it just wasn’t something that …Read More