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Good in Our Community – PKU Adoption

For this weeks good in our community post, I wanted to focus on an amazing family. The Smith family is the type of family that we all aspire to be. Kristi Smith was born with a condition called Phenylketonuria or PKU for short. PKU is birth defect that causes an amino...

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Call for Stories

What makes Orange Socks so unique is our parent and sibling interviews.  We love sharing stories and giving hope to other families who might find themselves in similar situations. We need more!  We want to hear from YOU!  If you have a biological or adopted child, or...

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Parents with Achondroplasia (Dwarfism) Raise a Daughter with the Same Diagnosis

Rebekah and Chris have Achondroplasia, a form of Dwarfism. They have 2 children, one that has Dwarfism, and one that does not. Rebekah and Chris open up about what it’s like living as a little person, and how they feel now that they have a daughter with the same condition. Rebekah is a great resource to parents who receive a Dwarfism diagnosis for their child.

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Follow Friday- Catfish with Ketchup

The reason I chose to highlight this family for #followfriday was their kindness and acceptance for people with disabilities is incredible. Elizabeth and Travis are parents to 3 darling little girls. Josie, who they adopted, has Down syndrome. They were inspired to...

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Follow Friday – The Hartley Hooligans

Gwen Hartley is a mother who we couldn't pass up the opportunity to highlight for #followfriday. She is an incredible mother to 3 beautiful children. Her two daughters Claire and Lola were both born with Microcephaly, Asparagine synthetase deficiency (ASNS), dwarfism,...

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Parenting a Child with Spina Bifida

Nicole found out that her daughter had Spina Bifida when she was 16 weeks pregnant. After a lot of research, Nicole decided surgery in utero would give her daughter a head start at beating this diagnosis. Years later her baby, Piper, has overcome overwhelming odds,...

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