Friday, September 14th, 2012

Together for Adoption: resource links I promised this afternoon

This afternoon, I stood in front of everyone at the Together for Adoption conference and revealed my ignorance: sort of “What I didn’t know and there’s lot’s more besides.” There was so much to reveal I didn’t have time for it all, so here are links for anyone who wants more.

1. I owe tons of thanks to all my blog readers who helped me remember all I don’t know when you responded to my requests here and here. If you haven’t read through all those comments, I encourage you to take advantage of the glimpses these friends have given us into their homes.

2. As I said, my friend Dorothy Bode should have been up there with me, or instead of me. Some listeners probably agreed that it would have been less repetitive if she had been, so they wouldn’t have heard over and over, “As Dorothy told me”. . . . “As Dorothy said”. . . . I have no idea how the mother of 11 children with a houseful of hidden disabilities has time to write blog posts, and with pictures, but she does and it’s been an education for me. Dorothy’s blog. The post I quoted.

3. Three years ago I wrote a series of posts telling our adoption story. It begins here.

4. The letter Johnny wrote to me saying yes to our adoption.

Disrupting Grace: A Story of Relinquishment and Healing5. I quoted from Karen Richburg’s book, Disrupting Grace: A Story of Relinquishment and Healing.



When God Weeps6. Perhaps disability and orphan care are the most common topicsA Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty on my blog. Joni and Friends is the organization that I’ve done a lot of volunteering for. I highly any of Joni’s books, written from the perspective of decades as quadriplegic.


The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family7. Seems like RAD came into the list several times. So let me recommend Karyn Purvis’s The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family. This has become the prime resource for parents wanting to help their children with attachment and sensory difficulties. Actually, when Johnny and I read it together, we found much of it practical and helpful for general parenting.

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

8. Here are a couple of posts with suggestions for the person, like

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorderme, with ADD. In particular, I hope the books might be helpful.


9. Oh yes. And pressure cooker. I thought it was a cool –I mean sizzling — image. But maybe only us pre-microwave era oldies knew what I was talking about.

Most of All, Jesus Loves You!Do You Want a Friend?Treasuring God in Our TraditionsFaithful Women and Their Extraordinary God



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3 Responses to “Together for Adoption: resource links I promised this afternoon”

  1. Yeah! You did it! And without me there to pester you from the audience I’m sure it was even easier(but not as much fun.) :) Blessings on the rest of your weekend.

  2. Thanks Noel! This is very helpful. It was a rich blessing to hear you and chat for a few minutes at T4A.

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