Whatever Wednesday

June 23, 2010 TongguMomma, What We're Reading 0 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.

A Day in the Life of Two Medical Volunteersvolunteers Cathy Langguth and Nancy Delpha at the Love Without Boundaries blog… a glimpse into the responsibilities, joys and challenges of two medical volunteers with Love Without Boundaries

Adoption, club feet & the current statusadoptive momma (Vietnam) Nancy at Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 8… on their son’s treatment plan for club foot as well as sensory issues

The GRACE in Sienna and She is Doing Fine… Now!adoptive momma (China) Diana at First a Pearl, Then Two Rubies… another blood draw: one of many for Sienna, but the first for mom

Got ADHD? It Could Be SPD momma to a child with SPD Patty O. at Pancakes Gone Awry… on the similarities between these two special needs

Here She Is!adoptive momma (China) Mama Duck at Sunshine and Rubber Duckies… announcing her newly received PA and more on her daughter’s special need of “hearing impairment”

Dept. of Unexpected Effectsadoptive momma (domestic, transracial) Mary Dell at Torrefaction… on strangers’ comments and overly personal stories after they notice her son’s limb difference

Chinese More Likely to be Near-SightedChinese/Taiwanese-American Tim at the group blog 8 Asians… an interesting article about how people of Chinese origin have the highest rates of short-sightedness in the world

Other People Talking About
PAD adoptive momma (China) Elizabeth at Don’t Call Me Mother… links to several blogs that are opening up about post-adoption depression

The Finger!!! adoptive momma (China) Annie at Cornbread & Chopsticks… on her daughter’s improved hand mobility

Why did you adopt ME?adoptive momma (China) Diane at An-Ya Diary… on conversations with her daughter about the choice to adopt HER, a child they first saw on a special needs list

The Americanization of Mayadoptive momma (China) Sister Carrie at Jiaozi… on older child adoption and culture shock

Too Painfuladoptive momma (China) Cheri at Love & Laughter Enrich the Soul… on her son’s recent eye exams

Fun or Therapy?Randy and Rita Rippee at the New Day Foster Home Blog… blowing bubbles: fun or therapy?

Maggie Updatesadoptive momma (China) Kathy at In the Waiting… on wearing a headband (a bone conduction hearing aid) and changing hair needs

One week post-surgeryadoptive momma (China) Courtney at Courtney’s Blog… an update one week after palate surgery


y-Friendly 4th of Julyadoptive momma (domestic) Hartley at Hartley’s Life with 3 Boys… how to navigate a firecracker of a holiday, the 4th of July, with a child who struggles with sensory issues

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