Thursday Links (Just Like Wednesday Links, Only…Later.)

Morgan’s Wonderland: Wheelchair accessible rides, specially designed swings and sensory activities create an amusement park for kids and adults with special needs (and free admission) outside San Antonio, TX. Special needs parents of all sorts are linking up by posting their blogs at Kelly’s Korner. It’s not adoption specific, but we all know that there’s […]

Whatever Wednesday Links

Deb from By Grace We Are 6 has a daughter who may be more comforted by her lovey than by her (adoptive, and only three months in) mom. Attachment theory is silent on that one… If you have a few minutes to roll with laughter, The Womble Times has posted a delicious animated video filled […]

Whatever Wednesday Links

Joy at Red Thread Thoughts posted beautifully on her daughter, a preschooler with a small hand limb difference (symbrachydactyly) who creates beautiful “handprint” projects with the prints of both her big and “little” hands. Our kids may have “special needs” (or whatever you like to call them), but as parents, we know that ordinary life […]

Whatever Wednesday

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Check out this bike trailer! It’s brilliant for kids with a special need that limits their balance or mobility (it’s also available with a back rest). Liz at Learning Patience is doing more than just spring clean: she’s paring down to add two new kids to her pack of four, and inspired by living more […]

Pack Rat or Hoarder…..When to Worry

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We have a small, antique table that sits next to our front door in our entry foyer. Except for displaying a canister of eucalyptus branches and being a dropping off point for mail, it’s largely unused. For the past couple of weeks, the stool that normally lives in the downstairs powder room has instead been […]

Blowing Off Birth Order, and Thinking Twice

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When we adopted Rory, almost two years ago now, she was 3 1/2, 6 months older than our youngest, Wyatt. All of our other kids were biological kids (Sam was 7 and Lily 5), and Rory was our first (and only) foray into adoption. We “adopted out of birth order,” and as I remember it, […]

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Last week it was reported that Catherine Zeta Jones checked herself into a treatment center to get support for Bipolar II disorder. My first reaction: Catherine Zeta Jones? Bipolar disorder? What? Almost everyone knows Catherine as a beautiful, talented, Academy Award winning actress with a charismatic husband (who just beat throat cancer), 2 adorable kiddos […]

some changes – homestudies and post placement reports

Sounds like some changes are coming that will impact the way future adoptions are completed. This announcement, just announced by an agency, covers changes required for post-placement reports and homestudies. Post-placement Reports: This announcement indicates that these changes will affect post-placement reports for families that receive Travel Approval after August 1st, 2011. Currently, two post-placement […]

I Am a Million Different People

Rory has lived with us for 21 months now, and I still feel like I don’t know her. I love her, and I’m charmed by her, and I want to scoop her up and give her raspberries, but I don’t know her. I’m not sure she knows herself. I can predict what she’ll do on […]

Meet Pei

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Pei came home from China last year to her forever family. Her special need is microtia with facial palsy. Her mom has shared her story on our Family Stories page. It was because of one family stepping out to share about their experience with this special need that Pei found her forever family! Please consider […]