My Daughter, The Teacher

January 29, 2017 limb difference, Mandy, symbrachydactyly, visible special need 3 Comments

We were in the waiting room at our kids’ new pediatrician’s office when another little boy saw my daughter’s limb difference and ran away to his mom because Lydia’s limb difference scared him. Five minutes later, a little girl ran up to Lydia and Barrett, and with a grotesque look on her face said, “What …Read More

She is Perfectly and Wonderfully Made

December 31, 2014 Family Stories, guest post, limb difference, Mandy, symbrachydactyly 6 Comments

My husband Bryson and I knew we would grow our family through adoption when we got married 12.5 years ago. His family served as a foster family welcoming 18 children into their home during his childhood, and I spent time volunteering at an orphanage in Southeast Asia as a teen. These experiences were transformational in …Read More

waiting child highlight: limb difference

January 14, 2014 amniotic band syndrome, Family Found, limb difference, Orthopedic, symbrachydactyly 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

Rachel and Katherine

December 2, 2010 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

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