What we’re reading Wednesday: links

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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 […]

What We’re Reading Wednesday: Links

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 […]

What We’re Reading Wednesdays: Links

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 […]

What We’re Reading Wednesday: Links

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 […]

What We’re Reading Wednesday: Links

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 […]

What We’re Reading Wednesday: Links

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 […]

What We’re Reading Wednesday: Links

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 […]

Whatever Wednesday

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 […]

Whatever Wednesday: This Week, Thoughtful Thursday!

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 […]

Whatever Wednesday

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 […]