Looking for information??? Well here are some good places to start!!!!!
Allison and Rick Martin have created an extraordinary site. How else can I describe a site that brings together so much information and support. This website has many facets, adoption, children's disabilities, and of course prematurity.
Premature Baby - Premature Child
Touching and informative articles for anyone interested in support and
coping with the long terms impacts related to prematurity. This can be therapists,
parents of preemies of various ages, or researchers. Allison and Rick have compiled many
stories and articles from other preemie parents and professionals on the things that we
face everyday, as well as many of the things we fear. You will find a tribute to dad's of
children born prematurely in "The Strongest Men".
You can read Allison's
and Rick's personal story. You will also see many articles on griping topics
such as Growth and Prematurity, Cerebral Palsy, and Vision Impairments.
Preemie-L Resource Websites
Preemie-child is a email support listserv for parents of children who were born prematurely and are now school age. Children who are born very prematurely may have disabilities and special needs, including medical, physical and psychological impacts, which continue to require attention as they enter school and society. This listserv brings together this small (but growing) group of families for support to learn from each other's experiences.
Visit "Unique postcards, Unique families" and send a postcard specifically designed for adoptions, special needs, and preemie happenings! http://www.comeunity.com/postcards/
I would be remiss if I did not mention the incredible resources for adoption and children's disabilities also contained in this website. Visit the adoption pages, http://www.comeunity.com/adoption/index.html , and the disability pages, http://www.comeunity.com/disability/index.html , for a listing of support listserves, a photolist of Asian children waiting adoption, passionate personal stories, and even an adoption newsletter "Real Moms" http://www.comeunity.com/adoption/realmoms/ .
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