If you haven’t checked out No Hands But Ours lately, dude, you should. Tonggu Momma has done a fantastic job sleuthing out interesting and informative posts from all over the blogosphere that relate to SN adoption. She publishes her linkage on the No Hands But Ours Blog every Wednesday, and her posts are aptly titled “Whatever Wednesdays”. And Rebecca recently posted a fantastic article on nurturing attachment, which is great reading for anyone at any place in the adoption process.
AND, if you’ve been following the Family Stories page, after reading about all the cutie patooties featured there, you’ll notice we’ve run out of new stories! Please consider sharing yours… I can’t tell you how many emails we’ve received from people who have been blessed by the stories on No Hands But Ours! Yours doesn’t have to be long or perfectly executed, just share whatever you feel would help others who are considering or are in the process of SN adoption. You will truly be blessing others in the process.
Here’s an excerpt from an email I received recently:
“I wanted to thank you so much for the new No Hands But Ours website. Last night, my husband and I spoke at a question-and-answer type thing for families just beginning or already in process with international adoptions. As it turns out, SOOOO many of the folks in the room are logged in with China, are crushed by the wait, but are terrified to consider switching to SN. Since we are a SN China family, we were able to offer some encouragement, but our little girl’s condition can be a little intimidating- hearing loss- so I realized that we weren’t really helping. But then, I remembered about No Hands But Ours!!! I can’t tell you how glad I was to be able to tell this group about your website! Their faces lit up and the whole mood in the room changed when I described the down-to-earth, real-person information you’ve provided on most of the big needs. They were scrambling to write down your internet address, and I am certain that the Lord will use the info you provide in mighty ways.“
Wow! How cool is that? So please consider submitting your story… pretty please?? Just email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a few pictures of your little one, and we’ll do the rest!