Our family has now created a new website - www.ourchosenone.com. We are very excited to get this new website up and running and have our blog connected directly to our website. We have neglected our blog because most everything we post we post on FB. But there a few topics of importance to us that we want to blog about on a regular basis. Of course our main topic is children with special needs and how we change the mindset of people in our area today who frown on adopting children with special needs and not so much as children with special needs but International adoption. I can not begin to tell you the number of times I got asked - "why didn't you adopt in the United States" there are so many children waiting on a home here. Well, believe it or not the list at the National DSS to adopt a child with Ds is long - to the tune of a little less than 200. We would probably be way too old by the time our number was up. Besides the fact, www.reecesrainbow.org was able to open our eyes to all the children available internationally.
Another hot topic for us is parental alienation. FB is restricted to family and friends and we want parents who are separated and divorced to understand the damage they do to their children by alienating one parent against another. If you are reading any of this and you are offended then don't read it - especially when it comes to parental alienation because we plan to tell it exactly as it is - as we have walked in those shoes and have seen the damage that apparently a biological parent doesn't want to see. If you are the party we are discussing - and you think "I am going to sue them for deffamation of character" - just remember that deffamation of character are things that you say that are untrue and damage the reputation of another. Everything that we post in our blog will be absolute facts and proven.
We also want to tell more about Ivanna's days and her teachers who have taught her so much while also being sensible and discreet with posts. There are so many people who are important to a child's success - not only when they have special needs but also when you have a "typical" child (whatever that is). Society today is our future and we, as parents, have to be advocates for our children. We ARE their voice.
Looking forward to this site being interactive and informative and being able to share with some of you interested in reading - the great success stories, the stories that will make your heart hurt, as they do ours as well as stories that are genuine and true.
Love and blessings to you all and we look forward to sharing with you all soon!