Whatever Wednesday

September 29, 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.

The Stigma of Mental Illness and My Son’s Birthmotheradoptive momma (foster adoption) Hartley at Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys… on parenting a child with severe special needs, including bipolar disorder

Ignorance at Its Bestadoptive momma (domestic) Deborah at the group blog 5 Minutes for Special Needs… on responding to stares from others while in public

Life’s Guarantees (Or Lack Thereof)adoption researcher and adoptive momma (Korea) Dawn at Creating a Family… on fears about adoption when it comes to fetal alcohol syndrome and other serious “issues”

Okay, need help here
adoptive momma (China) Annie at Cornbread & Chopsticks… debating with herself the ethics of advocacy posts after receiving a blog comment

Not to be underestimatedadoptive momma (Ethiopia) Tisha at Deutschland… on the language transition when adopting older children

Smile Pinki: a documentary about cleft lip and palate repairadoptive momma (China) Courtney at Digging to China… a three-minute video clip about Smile Train, an organization that provides free operations for children with cleft lip/ cleft palate

A phone call you don’t want to get (while in the adoption process)
adoptive momma (China) Rebekah at Our Neck of the Woods… a phone call from their adoption agency sharing the news that their waiting child is very ill

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