Family Stories

2 posts tagged with "Sensory-Conditions"

(Visual Impairment)

(Visual Impairment)
"What is it like to parent a child with a visual impairment?" As a mother of three internationally adopted daughters with visual impairment (VI), I get asked this question a lot. One of my daughters is totally blind in one eye (no eye tissue or optic nerve) and has about 20/70 corrected vision and nystagmus (uncontrolled movement of the eye) in her other eye. She is considered moderately visually impaired. The other two daughters are considered to have severe visual impairment. Read More

Anna's Story (Microtia/Atresia)

Anna's Story (Microtia/Atresia)
The special need listed on Anna's medicals from China were Otocleisis and Rickets. The Otocleisis ended up being microtia/atresia and the rickets were non-existent. Anna's microtia, or "little ear" as Anna likes to call it, is the least of our worries. Anna definitely knows that she has one little ear and one big ear, but at this point it doesn't really affect our daily life. Occasionally we will have other children ask, "What happened to her ear?" Read More