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

Gabe

March 28, 2010 by nohandsbutours congenital glaucoma, Family Stories, Sensory, Sensory Issues, Sensory System, vision issues 0 Comments

by Jess, mom to Gabe Xulu from China with congenital glaucoma While Tim and I were paper-chasing we knew from the get go that we would be adopting SN, so even before we submitted our dossier we filled out our SN checklist. Our agency didn’t want us to submit it though until we submitted our …Read More

SPD And Me

December 31, 2009 by nohandsbutours Oral-Motor Delays, Sensory Issues, TongguMomma 9 Comments

newly edited, but originally posted at Our Little Tongginator in October, 2009 Now that we’re into the last week of October December, I thought I’d stop procrastinating and write a few posts about Sensory Processing Disorder. I mean, y’all DID know that October is Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness month, RIGHT? (I’m nothing if not timely.) …Read More

His Pleading Eyes…..

October 30, 2009 by nohandsbutours arthrogryposis, cl/cp, Craniofacial, Ear Deformity, Estropia, Family Stories, Linny, Orthopedic, Sensory, Sensory Issues, Sensory System 6 Comments

I had poured through a “billion” special needs kids faces, all of them drawing an “ooohh” or an “awwww”….but then I saw his face….and I gasped. (It seems that whenever I gasp I know God is up to something big.) Really. I remember staring at him and studying the expression on his sweet little face, …Read More

Hope

March 10, 2009 by nohandsbutours congenital blindness, Family Stories, Sensory, Sensory Issues, Sensory System, vision issues 0 Comments

by Kim, mom to Hope from China with a SN of congenital blindness A few years ago, our 6 year old daughter Abigail heard about the orphans in China. How little girls are routinely abandoned, and it rocked her world. She couldn’t stop talking about it, and one day she declared that when she grows …Read More

Candace

February 25, 2009 by nohandsbutours Craniofacial, Family Stories, hearing impairment, microtia, older child adoption, Sensory, Sensory Issues, Sensory System 0 Comments

by Laine, mom to Candace from China with bilateral microtia/atresia Older Child Adoption (and out of birth order, too!) After experiencing toddler adoption (two at one time!), my husband and I felt the call again from the Lord to adopt… only this time He called us to an eight year old girl who has bi-lateral …Read More