Whatever Wednesday

January 13, 2010 TongguMomma, What We're Reading 1 Comments

Each Wednesday we post links from the previous week 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 to raise awareness about a variety of special needs.

My Silent Boyadoptive momma (China) Shanna at Our Big Crazy Family… navigating life with a child who has apraxia

Our Journey to Sienna Graceadoptive momma (China) Diana at First a Pearl, Then Two Rubies… a story of how child sponsorship leads to adopting a child with special needs

Snow!!adoptive momma (China) Cheri at Infinite Love… snow photos and an update on her Lia, who has cerebral palsy

Doctors Appointmentsadoptive momma (China) Amy at Finally a Family of Five… a doctor’s appointment (with a blood draw) takes a mom back in time to the first year of her (bio) son’s life, which was fraught with worry as the doctor’s tried to identify his special need

Speech Therapyadoptive momma (China) Sherry at Our Adoption Journey… describing the first speech therapy session for her daughter, who still has an unrepaired cleft palate

Sensory Processing: Our First Steps and My Learning Curve: Match My Voiceadoptive momma (Ethiopia) Thankfulmom at A Bushel and a Peck… describing her son’s first appointment with an occupational therapist at Seattle Children’s Hospital

A Beautiful Smileadoptive momma (China) Super Mommy at Me and My Two Chickadees… chronicling week one of her daughter’s orthodontia treatment, including a palate expander

The Trooperadoptive momma (Ukraine, Russia and Siberia) Christine at Smiles & Trials… a photo story of her son’s recent cranial-facial surgery

Photo of the Week: Amazing Changesadoptive momma (China), as well as executive director of Love Without Boundaries, Amy at A Life of Giving… before and after photos of two children who recently received cleft surgeries

The Puzzleadoptive momma (China) Nicole at The Baker Sweets… her four-year-old son hits an important milestone and completes his first puzzle

Me Museumadoptive momma (China) Kim K. at Musing from Kim… creating a poster for school takes one momma down memory lane

Please Don’t Pity Him: A Word From A Mom Of A Kid With Special Needs
momma Ellen at the Storked! blog at Glamour… a plea for others to stop pitying her and her son

Different Kinds of Sensory Issuesadoptive momma (China) the Rumor Queen at China Adopt Talk… describing the differences between her two daughters, one with sensory-seeking sensory issues and the other with sensory-avoidance tendencies

One response to “Whatever Wednesday”

  1. Annie says:

    Don't have time right now but cannot wait to check out all the sensory posts!!!! Thanks so much, TM!!

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