Staying Present and Connected while Across the Ocean

April 7, 2015 by nohandsbutours adopting again, Amy A., Attachment, travel tips 1 Comments


When my husband and I left for China in October 2013, we left our two biological sons at home with their grandparents. We were very intentional in preparing them for our trip and took many steps to make the 17 days apart as comfortable as possible for them. Here we are, not even two years …Read More

What we’re reading Wednesday: links

February 22, 2012 by nohandsbutours cl/cp, schizencephaly, Stefanie, travel tips, what we're reading 2 Comments

From the last few weeks, some good stuff we’ve read that relates to adoption and/or parenting a special needs child. As always, if you are a traveling family, or have posted something, or read something, that you’d like to share here on No Hands But Ours, please let us know at From the blog …Read More

first words

February 25, 2010 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, travel tips 8 Comments

Adoption is a roller coaster. And meeting and spending those first few day getting to know your child can be one of the most wonderful times of your life. It can also be pretty tough. One of the issues we’ve encountered with almost all of our adoptions is difficultly in the department of communication. Obviously, …Read More