what we’re reading: 1.2.16

January 2, 2016 by nohandsbutours Liberty, What We're Reading 0 Comments

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Happy, happy New Year to all of our No Hands But Ours readers! Your gift from us is this compilation of amazing articles, inspiring blog posts, and traveling families for you to peruse. As always, our hope is that you enjoy reading through these posts. And that perhaps you would add something to do with …Read More

what we’re reading: 11.2.15

November 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

Faith on November 1st, the day she met her son Shaw

Happy Fall everyone! We have some great links and traveling families to share with you, so grab something to fuel your pumpkin addiction, a warm blanket, and get to clicking. And as always, please share any posts or family blogs you think our community would enjoy. To share a blog post or news article go …Read More

what we’re reading: 9.2.15

September 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Liberty, What We're Reading 0 Comments

Hallie on Adoption Day

Hello end of summer, to celebrate we have some great links for you to peruse today! To share a blog post or news article go here. To share your blog with our readers, as a soon-to-be traveling family, go here. Andrea looks back on what she has Learned Over the Past Two Years. She shares …Read More

what we’re reading: 8.2.15

August 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Liberty, What We're Reading 0 Comments

Pepper Meeting her Daddy for the First TIme

Hello August, hello new family travel blogs (my favorite!), and hello news articles and posts of interest! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this month’s compilation, keep the links coming! To share a blog post or news article go here. To share your blog with our readers, as a soon-to-be traveling family, go here. …Read More

what we’re reading: 7.2.15

July 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Liberty, What We're Reading 1 Comments

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It is our pleasure to bring you another episode of What We’re Reading. We have a long list of traveling family blogs to share with you. These people are becoming lovingly acquainted with the heat of summer in Guangzhou and other regions of China, Lord bless them all! Thank you to everyone who shared their …Read More

what we’re reading: 6.2.15

June 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Liberty, What We're Reading 0 Comments

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You guys, so many families traveling for their little ones to share with you! Grab a comfy spot in the shade, get yourself a nice cool drink, turn on the sprinklers for the kids, and don’t forget your box of tissues before you start going through this episode of “What We’re Reading.” So much joy …Read More

what we’re reading: 5.14.15

May 14, 2015 by nohandsbutours Liberty, What We're Reading 0 Comments

Oliver K. recently home from China with his two older siblings

We are going to try to keep the ball rolling on these What We’re Reading posts but we definitely need your help. If you have read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future post, we would appreciate you sharing it with us: To share a blog post or news …Read More

what we’re reading: 5.2.15

May 2, 2015 by nohandsbutours Liberty, What We're Reading 0 Comments

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So….is it possible it has been six months since our last “What We’re Reading links” post? Sorry about that. We’ve been hopping in these parts with some amazing series and posts, but regardless we have some articles and traveling families to share with you today. As always, if you’ve read or written something you think …Read More

what we’re reading links : 10.17.2014

October 17, 2014 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 Comments

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From the last few weeks (okay, it might be more like months… but it was summer, y’all), some good stuff we’ve read that relates to adoption and/or parenting a special needs child. As always, if you’ve read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future What We’re Reading post, we’d …Read More

what we’re reading links: 7.22.2014

July 22, 2014 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 Comments

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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’ve read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future What We’re Reading post, we’d love to hear about it. To share a blog post or news …Read More

what we're reading links: 6.18.2014

June 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 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’ve read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future What We’re Reading post, we’d love to hear about it. To share a blog post or news …Read More

what we're reading links: 5.23.2014

May 23, 2014 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 Comments

These past two weeks have been chock-full of news stories relevant to the China special needs adoption community! Here are some of our favorite articles and blog posts about parenting an adopted and/or special needs child. As always, if you’ve read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future What …Read More

what we're reading: 5.8.2014

May 8, 2014 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, TongguMomma, What We're Reading 0 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’ve read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future What We’re Reading post, we’d love to hear about it… To share a blog post or news …Read More

what we're reading: 4.24.2014

April 24, 2014 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 1 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’ve read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future What We’re Reading post, we’d love to hear about it… To share a blog post or news …Read More

what we're reading: 4.3.2014

April 3, 2014 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 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’ve read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future What We’re Reading post, we’d love to hear about it… To share a blog post or news …Read More

what we're reading: 3.20.2014

March 20, 2014 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 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’ve read or written something you think would be a good addition to a future What We’re Reading post, we’d love to hear about it… To share a blog post or news …Read More

what we're reading :: we're back

March 6, 2014 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 Comments

Because you asked so very nicely. Thanks to those of y’all who messaged, commented and emailed, we have officially revived our What We’re Reading feature. If you’re not familiar with What We’re Reading, it began 5 years ago as a once-a-week post by Tonggu Momma to share links that encourage, inspire, enlighten and inform those …Read More

what we're reading: links

October 23, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 1 Comments

From the last several 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. In the news: …Read More

what we’re weading: links

September 11, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. In the news: …Read More

what we’re reading: links

August 22, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 Comments

A disclaimer: It’s summer and I have been sadly remiss in posting our What We’re Reading links… I’ve been a slacker. Forgive me! Additionally, our No Hands But Ours email was not working properly, but this has now been resolved. If you emailed us a link or post over the last few months, please don’t …Read More

what we're reading: links

June 21, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 1 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. In the news: …Read More

what we're reading: links

May 24, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. In the blog …Read More

what we're reading: links

May 9, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 1 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. In the news: …Read More

What We're Reading: {Links}

April 25, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 10 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. In the news: …Read More

What We're Reading: {Links}

April 4, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 1 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. In the news: …Read More

what we're reading: links

March 22, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. In the news: …Read More

What we're reading Wednesday: Links

March 9, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. In the news: …Read More

What we’re reading Wednesday: links

February 22, 2012 by nohandsbutours cl/cp, 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. From the blog …Read More

What we're reading Wednesday: links

February 8, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 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 nohandsbutours@gmail.com. From the blog …Read More

What we're reading Wednesday: links

January 11, 2012 by nohandsbutours Stefanie, What We're Reading 0 Comments

From the last few weeks, some good stuff we’ve read that relates to adoption from China and/or parenting a special needs child from China. 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 …Read More

What We're Reading Wednesday: Links

December 15, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

Nicole, from the Chryst Family blog, shares about ‘Saying Yes‘ to adopt daughter Brooklyn six months ago. She also details much that has transpired since: traveling to China, a cleft-lip surgery, and falling madly in love with their little girl. Jaime, from Hope Written, chronicles her daughter Elisyn’s journey since arriving home with a severe …Read More

What We're Reading Wednesdays: Links

November 30, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

David Platt, author of Radical and pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, is in China with his wife and two sons to bring home a little girl from MaoMing. He has chronicled the journey to adoptive parenthood beautifully, I encourage you to begin reading here and continue. Their new addition, Mara Ruth, is positively …Read More

What We're Reading Wednesday: Links

November 16, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

Johanna, from Stop and Smell the Flowers, is mom to Tahlia, who is still waiting in China. Johanna shares about Tahlia’s special need of cleft lip and palate, the preparations they are making for her arrival home and how they came to be a family, even though they were initially intimidated by her new daughter’s …Read More

What We're Reading Wednesday: Links

October 27, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

Incredibly inspiring video of a college-aged girl, Scout Bassett, adopted from China when she was 9. She was abandoned as a toddler with severe burns (and eventually lost her leg), but now runs, bikes and swims competitively, all with an amazing courage and determination. Beautiful Emme Jade’s family recently found out that she had a …Read More

What We're Reading Wednesday: Links

October 12, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

You’ve certainly heard about Steve Jobs’ (of Apple fame) passing from pancreatic cancer. But did you know he was adopted as an infant? Read the article Steve Jobs Changed the World: Adoption Changed His, written by another adult adoptee, Ryan Bomberger. I also encourage you to watch Ryan’s video about his own experience being an …Read More

Wednesday (ok, Thursday. Again.) Links

September 22, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

In China, and desperately missing their washer/dryer (we can all get that!): the family of Okkar Life. Follow the Chryst family, and their delicious toddler, as she recovers from her first cleft surgery and prepares for the second in November. And see if you agree with Dr. Jane Aronson that “The Trouble With International Adoption …Read More

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

September 15, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

The links are belated today because—there’s a really good reason—wait for it—I forgot it was Wednesday. Travel vicariously with the Jones’ and the Westhavens, in China now, and with the Bergey Dad—warning, if you read through the lines of the Bergey’s pictures, you may weep for the foster parents, saying goodbye to a child they …Read More

Wednesday Links

September 7, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) is considered rare among China adoptees, but the family at Blue Willow Girl has finally realized what they’re dealing with, and they wonder if more parents out there should consider the possibility. And although this is a family who’ve adopted from Ethiopia, not China, this post on life “after the airport” …Read More

Wednesday (ok, Thursday) Links

August 25, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

I love this post from Cornbread and Chopsticks both for its commentary on “special” and needs (in this case, unusual hands and feet) and really for its reminder about our kids’ extra-sensitive little hearts. A fellow AP living in Shanghai finds an abandoned (probably special needs) baby. A must-read for a rare glimpse into a …Read More

What We're Reading Wednesday: Links

August 10, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

Some posts that came to our attention this week… They Say Good Things Come In Threes at Just Haven’t Met You Yet where adoptive mom Sandra shares her exciting news of a referral, shortly after making the difficult decision to switch agencies. She was matched with a little girl with cleft lip and palate just …Read More

What We're Reading Wednesday: Links

July 21, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

Follow the Bergeys as Mom Selina and youngest (China) daughter travel to China to bring home their newest, almost 14-year-old daughter. They’ve just met, and they’ve still got their week in Guangzhou to go. I couldn’t stop reading. Branda at Days Made of Now has been home just one week with her 8-year-old daughter. Reading …Read More

Whatever Wednesday Links

July 14, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

This large family (4 adoptions and two bios, all young and all fantastic) is helping one of their girls through her fourth surgery for the burns and head injuries she had when she came home: Oatsvall Team It’s a case of special needs being greater than the family expected, but not, as it turns out, …Read More

Wednesday's Whatever: Links We Like

July 7, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

A few things that caught our attention this week: A fantastic site “Redefining Spina Bifida,” which is exactly what the blogger’s kids (with and without the disorder) do every day: Spina Bifida Kids I’m linking to this entire site because of its beauty and fantastic photography, but scroll down a few posts to read about …Read More

Whatever Wednesday

June 29, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

Gwen, mom to Sarah, chronicles their journey at 4 Boys and a Little Lady. Sarah, who came home in 2008 with a special need of cleft lip, originally had her lip repaired in Beijing and recently had her lip repair revised. Shecki, mom to Hannah, shares about her daughter’s journey to get fitted for a …Read More

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

June 15, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

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 …Read More

Whatever Wednesday Links

June 8, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

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 …Read More

Whatever Wednesday Links

June 1, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

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 …Read More

Whatever Wednesday

May 25, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

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 …Read More

Whatever Wednesday: This Week, Thoughtful Thursday!

May 20, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

Whatever Wednesday’s links were delayed this week. I’ll be taking them on until Stefanie and TongguMomma are ready to regroup. Please send any useful, brilliant or thought-provoking posts you write or see to me at KJ@raisingdevils.com. I’ve been reading Laura Catoe’s blog of late, and if you’re considering albinism as a special need, her posts …Read More

Whatever Wednesday

May 13, 2011 by nohandsbutours What We're Reading 0 Comments

On Wednesdays (and sometimes on Fridays) we post links that touch on special needs adoption. Our hope is that these small snapshots provide you with a glimpse of life after adopting through China’s waiting child program… both the long-term blessings and the challenges that come with parenting a child with special needs. We also hope …Read More

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