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A Father Prepares to Reunite with His Son
We love updates from our families! Your stories make us smile on a daily basis because you, the ones who are in the trenches, tell it like it is with a huge serving of we would do it all over again if given the chance! It is an added bonus to be able to watch one of our own RainbowKids families flourish and grow right before our eyes on the small screen every Tuesday evening on TLC! Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold, MD, (aka The Little Couple) are mom and dad to Will and Zoey, both born with skeletal dysplasia and adopted from China and India respectively.
Bill and Jen are now sharing their life story in print. You would be hard pressed to find a negative review on Life is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment, their inspiring account of how they met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents . (Of course we are partial to the chapter of their journey to become Will and Zoey's parents through special needs adoption.)
Thank you Bill and Jen for sharing your story, leading by example, and facing the unknowns of special needs adoption with intelligence, determination, humor, practicality, and most importantly unconditional genuine unequivocal love.
24 Apr 2017
Developmental evaluations asses all areas of development: cognitive, social-emotional, physical development and self-help adaptive skills
It wasn't easy leaving home and our lives for 47 days but it was time we wouldn't trade for anything
Many children who have resided in very deprived institutional environments may present with a pattern of autistic-type behaviors
The blessings of special needs adoption
Supported by a team of therapists, her parents and her siblings, Alaina is joyfully learning what she can accomplish.
Studies reveal what parents should know NOW to better advocate for their children
Despite our best efforts, the incessant questions from strangers chip away at our foundation
Tobin writes about his initial fears of not fitting the "adoptive family" mold and how he opened up to join the adoption community.