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Adoption Blogs We Love!

If you're looking for a good read online, try one of these intriguing personal adoption stories. They represent every facet of the subject, from birthmothers to parents adopting older children.



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Domestic Adoption

  • Egg Drop Post
    Eva writes about infertility, life with her soulmate, and the journey to adopt a newborn.
  • Production Not Reproduction
    Heather is a mom to two children through domestic adoption, and writes about the practicalities of open adoption, ethical adoption, same-race adoption, and transracial adoption.
  • My Three Sons
    Samantha chronicles the adventures her three boys (all adopted domestically, as newborns) get into on a daily basis.
  • Life from Here: Musings from the Edge
    Luna writes eloquently about infertility, pregnancy loss, and waiting to adopt in a very open adoption.
  • Chasing a Child
    A blog about open, domestic, transracial adoption, and parenting after infertility.
  • Letters to a Birthmother
    M. began her blog as a way of "sending" notes to the birthmother they weren't in close contact with. Since then, their adoption has become fully open.
  • Goggy Coffee
    Billy Cuchens shares his perspective as a husband on being a member of a multiracial family, through charming, well-written postings, that, at times, feature comical anecdotes about Billy's kids.
  • Adoption Journey
    Maru and Fico have started the process of domestic adoption. Follow them on their journey, beginning with the paperwork and homestudy.
  • A Real Family
    Mom Gretchan talks about how "Team Thompson"--her two sons, adopted as older children--made their family work, and the joys of adopting older children.
  • Flowers & Weeds
    About the everyday ups and downs of parenting their transracially adopted child, while waiting to adopt baby number two.
  • Write Mind, Open Heart
    Lori, a mom of two, writes about family life, mindfulness, and her two children's evolving open adoptions.
  • Peter's Cross Station
    A lesbian couple shares the story of their transracial adoptions and life with their two daughters.
  • This Woman's Work
    The adoptive mother of a multiracial child writes about being a mother--and about writing.
  • Big Momma Hollers
    A chronicle of the daily life of a single mother who has adopted over 30 children, some of whom are considered "troubled."
  • Ramblings of a Single Dad
    A single adoptive dad with a teenage son shares stories of fatherhood and life.
  • A Whole New World
    A minister shares the rewards and challenges of more than a decade as an adoptive parent.
  • What Else Do We Need?
    A stay-at-home mom's reflections on all aspects of raising two boys—from fashion to conversation to parenting strategies.
  • Mama C and the Boys
    Mama C is a single mother, by choice, through domestic, open adoption and donor insemination.

International Adoption

Europe
  • My Tori Bug
    Cara writes about her daughter, adopted from Russia, and what's happening in the adoption community.
  • Adopt Love
    Click on "Tara's Story" for this adoption blog author's personal story of adoption from the Ukraine, and parenting her adopted daughter. 
  • Cupcake and the Caseys
    Amy blogs about everyday life with a toddler, her daughter's growth and medical appointments (including post-adoption eye surgery), and some very cute baby clothing and gear.
Asia
  • Pampers and Pakhlava
    A couple approaching 50 waits to adopt their first child, from Armenia.
  • The International Mom
    Judy blogs about parenting a diverse family in today's contemporary culture.
  • Becoming a Family
    Rosemary and Brian share their story as they prepare to adopt from Thailand.
  • Double Happiness
    Sweet photos and charming stories on this journal about Gwen and Maddy, adopted from China about a year apart.
  • Uterine Wars
    What started as an adventurous adoption story from Kazakhstan has become a mother's blog about raising a daughter with special needs, adopting a second child, and all the things that life sends her way.
  • Do They Have Salsa in China?
  • A charming journal of a couple's adoption from China in 2006 and parenting their twin girls.
  • So, It's Come Down to This
    A dad's daily life--including a daughter adopted from China.
  • Third Mom
    The adoptive mom of two Korean teens thinks out loud.
  • Our Little Tongginator
    Funny, honest stories about raising a feisty little girl adopted from China.
  • Adoption Talk
    Malinda's blog covers "talking about adoption, birthparents, abandonment, race, and China with my kids" in thoughtful posts.
Africa
  • They're All My Own
    Alison was adopted as an infant, and writes about her family, including two boys adopted from Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopia or Bust
    Amy chronicles her family's story, from deciding to adopt to bringing home her son and daughter from Ethiopia. Beautiful design and gorgeous photos!
  • Musings of an Alaskan Mama
    Sarah writes about adopting her daughter from Ethiopia, and the lessons of transracial parenting.
Latin America
  • Tales from the Stirrups
    A chronicle of years of infertility treatments--and life with their adopted son, Dylan, from Guatemala.
  • Bringing Home Kobe
    An adoptive mom tells her story and provides updates as she waits to bring her son home from Haiti.
  • Rage Against the Minivan
    Kristen's entertaining and thought-provoking blog chronicles life in a blended family.

Birthparent and Adoptee Perspectives

Infertility and Assisted Reproduction

  • Stirrup Queens
    Melissa and her husband eventually conceived twins via IUI, and are currently taking a break from fertility treatments to conceive again. She maintains a blogroll for the ALI (adoption/loss/infertility) community, with more than 2,500 blogs.
  • An Infertile Blonde
    Becky's posts range from heartfelt confessionals about infertility and waiting to self-deprecating observations about aging to giddy celebrations of life with her two children.
  • Donor Eggs Journey
    The mother to an infant son through donor eggs.
  • The Other Side
    Thoughts from a two-time mother through donor eggs.

More Blogs

  • Three Yellow Roses
    Not a Mommy Blog--the author writes helpful articles for those considering adoption, in the process, or have adopted. 
  • AdoptiveDads.org
    The guys' perspective on parenting--blogs from dads though adoption and foster care. 
  • Parenthood For Me
    Thoughts from an adoptive mom--and founder of an organization for finanical and emotional support for adoption and infertility.
  • The Journey of Family Life Services
    Deanne, an adoption coordinator at this Virginia-based adoption agency, shares valuable adoption resources and families' stories.

 


Why I Blog, by Melisa Holden
One adoption blogger explains what called her to the keyboard during her wait.


 

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Comments

My favorite Chinese Adoption blog is Journey to Sofia at www.journeytosofia.blogspot.com. Journey to Sofia - "We adopted our daughter Sofia from the Gansu Province in Northwest China in August 2007. This blog details life with our daughter and a lot of other miscellaneous stuff that happens in our day-to-day lives."

Posted by: Jonni at 9:58am Mar 5

http://lotsoflovetogive.blogspot.com/ My blog about our Russian adoption and our domestic adoption, and some general musings on parenting and kids!

Posted by: Kristi at 8:02am Mar 7

Exploring Adoption (www.exploringadoptionblog.com)is one of the longest-running all-adoption blogs -- it's been around since 2004. In it, I include information and inspiration about all aspects of adoption, particularly news for pre-adoptive parents. I also have a free monthly eZine called Adoption World. You can subscribe by sending a blank email to adoptionworld@aweber.com Thanks for checking out my blog! Laura Christianson

Posted by: Laura Christianson at 11:57pm Mar 15

I started our blog www.taiwanlucy.blogspot.com last year when we applied to adopt our little girl from Taiwan. Since our referral in September, the blog has become all about the trials and tribulations, laughs and tears that occur during the rollercoaster that is international adoption. Come on by! I also write adoption-related articles and more at MomLogic.com.

Posted by: Jackie at Taiwan Lucy at 12:19am Mar 16

As the crazed mom of two adopted internationally, I am quickly finding a love of blogging. At www.adopttalktoday.com discussion is about trying to do it all as well as all the little things that make life the fun journey that it was meant to be.

Posted by: Alex at 2:34pm Mar 26

www.theadoptiveparent.blogspot.com is a great blog and resource for anyone who has adopted, is waiting for their child, or is considering adoption. Check out posts like "The Perfect Adoption Profile" and "Adoptive Parent Primer", and share the unique joys and challenges of adoptive parenting. Blogged by a professional writer and adoptive mom.

Posted by: Sally at 10:06am Apr 15

I'm not a blogger (yet), but my favorite right now is www.singleandpaperpregnant.wordpress.com . It's about a single mother who adopted one child from Vietnam and is adopting another from Ethiopia.

Posted by: Elizabeth at 6:36pm Jul 18

We have just started a new guide to adoption blog over at http://adoptionguide.blogspot.com/ and during that process have found this great site. I have added your rss feed to my site so that all who visit will know about your site and the value it adds.

Posted by: Joe at 1:34pm Aug 29

Signs Of Faith Book.com We have adopted twice from China and once from Ethiopia. My blog is www.signsoffaithbook.com and I talk about special needs, living with a child who's mentally ill, adoption, and being happy. Spring

Posted by: Spring at 3:43pm Sep 11

Finally, I have found my voice and a love of blogging. My blog is www.fromchinawithlove.blogspot.com. It is here that I share the joys and challenges of life with my two daughters from China. Our life is a roller coaster ride full of love and laughter. We invite you to join us on our parenting journey!

Posted by: Alex at 7:59pm Sep 28

Our blog is www.siberiabrands.blogspot.com and it chronicles our journey from the beginning of trip one through our time at home now. We adopted a young sibling group from Siberia and are home 9 weeks now. Sarah

Posted by: Sarah at 12:07pm Sep 30

Hi all! I have enjoyed reading everyone's blogs, they are so encouraging and educational. I started our blog,http://blog.billigmeier.org/ this summer as a way of journaling. I am not good at writing things down, but I knew if I put in down online, I could go back, and it would serve as a journal, on this crazy adoption journey to both Taiwan and China! Joanna

Posted by: Joanna at 12:55pm Sep 30

I'm not a blogger, but I love to read them. One of my favorites is www.bringingbabymorganhome.blogspot.com about a difficult, but ultimately successful adoption of a toddler from Russia.

Posted by: Candy at 8:18pm Sep 30

I started my blog, www.irishopian.blogspot.com while we were waiting for the referral of our daughter from Ethiopia. I initially saw it as almost a diary of sorts. It has progressed now into the story of our life with 6 kids and I really find blogging kind of therapeutic! I have met so many great blogger friends and I have found that our family overseas is better able to keep in touch with us and our lives.

Posted by: Kristin at 10:46am Oct 1

We blogged during our adoption journey (http://dovefamily07.blogspot.com) and adopted a beautiful 5 1/2 year old boy from Ukraine. We've been home for about 10 months now and he is such a joy and blessing. We now have a post-adoption blog (http://littleboydove.blogspot.com). PS. I hate to be picky, but your reference to the "Adopt Love" blog should actually read "from Ukraine" and not "from THE Ukraine". It seems many Americans refer to it as "The Ukraine", but in fact that implies the former Soviet region. Ukraine has been an independent country since 1991, and the correct reference to the country is simply "Ukraine". Ukraine has been an independent country since 1991, and they people are very proud of their independence.

Posted by: Jennifer at 2:52pm Oct 1

Psychology Today magazine hosts my blog, Singletons http://blogs.psychologytoday.com/blog/singletons As many families who adopt have one children the blog which addresses only children and parenting issues and societal pressures. A current conversation, Why More People Don’t Adopt, seems an ideal place to share your stories and add your links. I look forward to everyone's comments. Susan Newman www.susannewmanphd.com

Posted by: Susan Newman, Ph.D. at 6:37pm Oct 28

A favorite international adoption blog of mine is American Family (http://www.american-family.org), written by the mom of a multiracial family, including a daughter adopted from China.

Posted by: Heather at 2:48pm Nov 7

www.luvknowsnoboundaries.blogspot.com I wrote it wrong in the comment above :) blessings!!

Posted by: Tracey at 1:29pm Nov 8

Our blog is http://hopefulfamilywaits.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Laura at 11:47am Jan 8

Four years ago, we adopted our son through a private, domestic adoption when he was a newborn. I recorded his story on my blog http://overwhelmedwithjoy.blogspot.com. Now, we're attempting to adopt a second child through the state foster-to-adopt program. The ups and downs of this new journey is also being documented on my blog. I'd be honored to be added to the Adoptive Families Domestic Adoption Blogs list! Thank you.

Posted by: Kathryn at 1:14am Jan 18

I'm the mom of 14 - two bio and 12 adopted domestically in Canada. I'm also an adoption specialized therapist and author. My blog www.theadoptioncounselor.com/Blog/is about the ups and downs of a large family as well as a look at the larger adoption related issues that impact our families.

Posted by: Brenda H McCreight at 3:36pm Jan 18

My entire adoption journey is now published at http://www.momlogic.com/2009/02/taiwan_lucy_adoption_story.php It includes video diaries and a music video.

Posted by: Jackie at 4:33pm Feb 5

I too have an adoption blog: www.mausbar.blogspot.com I am an American, married to a German who adopted domestically from the US. We are about to embark on our second adoption.

Posted by: Niki Eggert at 9:08pm Aug 5

I do the Adoption Blog for Families.com--here's the link. http://adoption.families.com/blog/ I have a biological son and two daughters from Korea. I do try to cover major adoption issues in general, and past writers on the site have left many blogs about adopting from foster care (including siblings) and domestic infant adoption. --Juliet--I have reviewed many, many children's books on adoption on this blog.

Posted by: Pam Connell at 1:34pm Sep 28

We have been waiting 5 months for our referral of a baby boy from Ethiopia---http://journeytooliver.blogspot.com/ This is our 2nd international adoption. We adopted our daughter (age 5) from China in May 2005--http://chloester.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Shannon at 6:09pm Sep 30

I'd like to welcome an interested readers to my blog. http://inconceivablefamily.wordpress.com/ has recently come out of the private sector to give the down and dirty of our adoption journey. After publishing out infertility story, The Empty Picture Frame, my husband and I pursued adoption as the way to build our family. Now we are back in the blogosphere to support our fellow adoptive parents and those considering adoption. Please join me as I recount our adoption saga.

Posted by: Jenna Nadeau at 12:33pm Oct 1

I welcome new readers at my blog, http://www.quixoticallychaotic.com. I've adopted both foster/adopt and domestic. I blog mostly about my domestic adoption. Maggie

Posted by: Maggie at 6:29pm Jan 4

http://growninmyheart is a place where ALL adoptive parents, adoptees, and first moms know they feel safe to air their opinions, regardless of differences. We love that the entire triad can share experiences here!

Posted by: pickel at 2:46pm Feb 23

Our family has adopted two older siblings from Ethiopia. Our blog, Four Plus More (http://www.fourplusmore.com) chronicles our journey and what it's been like to add them to our family.

Posted by: Julie at 1:12am Mar 19

I am the mother of two children adopted internationally. I am also the founder of Birth by Paperwork, an international adoption dossier service. I blog about adoption issues at http://www.blog.birthbypaperwork.com. Come and read about international adoption issues, opinions and humorous stories from the underbelly of adoption.

Posted by: Birth by Paperwork at 1:12pm Apr 8

The URL for WeeblesWobblog.com, mentioned above, is now http://weebleswobblog.com. Love this list. Thanks for compiling!

Posted by: Lori in Denver at 3:43pm May 30

I recently found a new blog that started right as an adoptive father was bringing his child home. It is www.ourmodernfamily.wordpress.com. Their adoption story is one of an open domestic interracial adoption. It is a funny and enduring look at how adoption can enhance a family's life.

Posted by: Phil at 9:47am Jun 2

I just started a new adoption blog called Red's Wrap. www.redswrap.wordpress.com Adoptive mom of 3 kids -- all from Nicaragua. 24 years of stories from the first day to yesterday. What happens after they stop being little cuties? A lot. And it's pretty interesting.

Posted by: Jan Wilberg at 12:59am Jun 16

Sorry! That's http://gfornicoia.blogspot.com

Posted by: Gina at 12:37am Aug 25

(I don't have a blog yet. But here's my story.) I'm adopted from Peru. But i've lived all my life in Canada Victoria B.C. since I was a baby. I knew I was adopted and was very keen to go and visit my birth family sometime. We were in contacted since age two letters going by mail back and forth, took while to receive. I've gone back to Peru to visit my family four times now since age seven my frist trip and second trip at age nine. I'm going back again In July 2011 for a month or so. I feel that my life here in Victoria has been pretty special and that I'm really glad I live here. I knew I was adopted since I was younger so it wasn't surprising seeing my family for the first time, also we've been in contact for a long time since I was a baby. I was really interested to get to know them. I have six brothers and one sister,and my mom. I also have younger nieces and nephews. Sometimes I think about what if I wasn't adopted and what would my life be like.. living in Peru. I would have family and friends, it would be different culture there and events and so many other things that aren't here in Canada the living style aswell. I would be me but I would have learned differently etc. I saw the house I was born in,and I was shocked on how they were living there before. Why I was adopted was the value of the money kept going down very day and everything was too expensive to buy food etc. Even two of my siblings died. Plus other half of it was my birth dad, he hasn't been in the picture with my family, wasn't there much in chongos he was living somewhere else came addicted to alcohol. I did meet him first time on my fourth trip when I was nineteen. Most of my older brothers have been working and some of them are working in different town in Peru. One of my brothers is in Iraq since three years now he's been working as a Security guard at the American Embassy "In the Green Zone" Chongos Bajo is where my family lives. It's very high up in the moutains. My mom and I take the bus up there from Lima. The first time went we stayed about two weeks. When I first met my birth family I was curious and excited. While my mom and I were in Lima I met my oldest brother first time and we got along great. He was going to take us to Chongos the next day. I also remember when I arrived to the house my sister ran up to me and gave me a big hug. I pretty much just fitted in and wasn't worried about anything. I got along great with my brothers and sister and my birth mom. Only one thing was language, My family speaks Spanish, My mom and I speak English, my birth family and I found a way to connect on the visits when I came to Peru. I didn't know spanish at the time but I learned a few new words, and my mom took a lot of spanish lessons before going to Peru, on our third and fourth trip up, I knew more by taking spanish in high school, I am wanting to learn more spanish so I can do a full convo with my birth family on my next visit to Chongos Bajo. On my first and second trip I didn't notice much about the culture but I had fun playing with my two younger brothers, however on my trip fifteen I really got into the culture more and loved the dances they had for Festivals and seeing how my family is doing in their lives. I also saw how much better live in canada and how the future is easier for most people than where my family lives in chongos. ( and even in lima and other towns) What I can see now about my family is they're really doing great. Here in Canada I also have family vancouver and else where, here in victoria it's just my mom and I. What was really special for me was at the age of thirteen my birth mom came here to Canada. I wasn't sure if they were going to let her or not. The people said no first time, second try was "Yes" she was allowed to come to Canada. It was special for my birht mom aswell, I was really excited for the visit and that I can share apart of my life with her while she was visiting, for her to know that my life was good and she wouldn't have to worry and no clue at all. She came to visit agian when I was fifteen for a long time. I'm thinking of going to Peru again in my life, but living there I haven't been thinking on that but I have people ask if I want to go back there and live there but my answer is usually like "I don't think so" but I would go back there and visit. I know some other people who don't even know about thier birth families - or do know them but haven't visited them yet. So I feel that I am lucky and glad I know who I am and where I was born and not ashamed of me being adopted and I know every fact I need to know about their lives in Peru. I will always remember my trips going to Peru Chongos Bajo, I don't much miss it there cuz I don't live there but I do miss my family from time to time. But I've been chating to a few of my siblings on internet, now there is Internet cafes people use Msn, Facebook Etc. My next Visit to Peru is end of June or beginning of July! One of my brothers is getting married. This should be interesting and can not wait!!

Posted by: Elisa Fowles at 3:28am Nov 2

I am a single mom to a beautiful 17 month old daughter adopted from Kazakhstan in March of 2010. My blog is www.hermanadoption.blogspot.com and it documents our life together and incorporates my thoughts on single parenting and adoption.

Posted by: Erin Herman at 11:19am Dec 19

http://mamacandtheboys.com One single mother's journal of a transracial life made all the better through adoption, birth, and chaos with consistency.

Posted by: MamaC at 3:48pm Jan 9

www.WeAreGraftedIn.com -- good resource for adoptive families from a Christian worldview, lots of authors featured there.

Posted by: Kelly at 4:47pm Jan 12

http://oneinchofgrace.wordpress.com/ This site aims to show both the positive and negative sides of adoption using our family's adoption story.

Posted by: shannon at 11:21pm Jan 13

http://thestarfishproject.weebly.com/blog.html A regularly-updated blog on my 2011 adoption from Russia, with all of its emotional ups, downs and lessons!

Posted by: Jennifer at 3:38am Jan 31

My blog focuses on the changes that happen INSIDE adoptive moms-to-be during adoption, which are just as real as the emotional & physical changes going on inside a pregnant woman, but hardly ever discussed. http://www.adoptiongoddess/blog Because we don't have the rites of passage and rituals associated with pregnancy and childbirth, we adoptive moms-to-be can often feel isolated, vulnerable and even some shame. My blog is a place for adoptive moms and moms-to-be to connect and fill this void (I am adoptive Mom of four (Rwanda and Guatemala)

Posted by: elizabeth at 2:44pm Feb 22

I am very delighted to see that people can love beyond themselves by adopting. I found an NGO (http://www.jaagore.com/project/gift-family-project-promote-adoption) that is tied up with various adoption agencies in Maharashtra and Orissa, it requires volunteers to supervise the use of the support given to these agencies. All you have to do is share your love and affection.

Posted by: Pratik Rach at 7:52am Feb 24

http://www.africaboundandrews.blogspot.com

Posted by: Lindsey at 9:24pm Mar 9

http://adopttaiwan.wordpress.com We adopted a little boy from Taiwan in 2009, and recently learned he has a little brother...so we are returning to Taiwan to bring him home later this year.

Posted by: Cindy at 1:52pm Mar 18

We are just entering the open adoption blogosphere www.chrisandamythompson.blogspot.com We would love to connect with other waiting families and list your blogs our our site.

Posted by: The Thompsons at 12:55pm Mar 20

Boundless Joy Arising. www.boundlessjoyarising.blogspot.com We brought our daughter Yelena home from Baby House #2 in Perm Russia in May 2000. She is now 12 and in the 5th grade in Waltham, MA.

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Posted by: alkanoAbnorry at 8:53pm Apr 26

Our Adoption Experience-It was Destiny! We were already blessed with 3 beautiful biological daughters, and my wife and I were talking about trying again for a boy. After becoming engaged years earlier, we had talked about having a family. We also discussed what we would do if we were physically unable to have children. We both had agreed that if that happened, we would try to adopt. Since twins ran in my Wife’s side of the family, we discussed the possibility of my wife not only having another girl, but possibly twin girls! I thought for a moment, and jokingly said to my wife “possibly 6 women in the family, and me the ONLY guy! I would have to make an appointment to use the bathroom for sure!” On a serious note, I then mentioned how we had talked about adopting years earlier, and asked what she thought of adopting a boy now? She smiled at me and said: “I had thought of that also.” After researching domestic adoption & international adoption, we mentioned to our daughter’s first grade teacher our intent to adopt a boy. She was a former Foster Parent and asked if we had considered adopting from the State Dept. of Social Services? I had no knowledge of an adoption program run by the State, and my Wife & I agreed to have coffee with her and a friend of her’s that was involved with the State adoption program, before spending $24,000.00+ for a domestic or international adoption. We discussed the Pros & Cons of Domestic Adoption, Adoption overseas, and adoption through the State. We were then offered at no obligation, a parenting course at no charge, and figured it could only help with our current parental skills. After passing the course, which was quite informative & valuable, we were asked if we were still interested in becoming Foster/Adoptive parents through the state. We said yes, and once we passed a background check and other departmental requirements, we were placed on a waiting list. All through this process there was no pressure, and we were assured there was no obligation, until we were matched and offered a child. Then the time finally arrived! We received a call asking if we would be interested in fostering/adopting a baby boy. We met with the appropriate personnel, had a disclosure meeting which involved learning about the child’s and parent’s history/medical condition(s), and the reason the child was in state foster care. We agreed and asked how much this would cost us? We were both shocked and overjoyed when we were told “Absolutely NOTHING!” We were told to meet a social worker at the hospital to pick up the baby, who was only 4 days old, and still in the hospital nursery. When we were told the name of the hospital, we were again shocked. It was the hospital where my wife worked. Not only did she work at that hospital, but she worked in the Maternity Unit there! The social worker couldn’t believe it either! What a coincidence!! We arrived at the hospital maternity unit, and immediately my wife’s co-workers were wondering why she was there on her day off? When we explained what was happening, they just couldn’t believe it. When the social worker pointed out the child to us in the nursery, my wife started to cry, and said she had seen the baby the night before, while she was working, and thought he was absolutely adorable! We became his foster/pre-adoptive parents, and approx. 1 year later, he was legally adopted by us. Approx. 1 year later, just weeks before thanksgiving, we received a call from the Dept. of Social Services Adoption Unit. They advised us that the same biological parents of our adopted son had another baby girl, which had been placed into state custody months earlier. When the mother had given birth, she used a false identity, in attempt to try to keep the baby, since all of her previous children had been removed by the state because the mother used drugs/alcohol during the pregnancies. Allegedly the Mom & all the babies tested + for drugs/alcohol when born. Usually the state would call adoptive parents of a sibling(s), in an attempt to keep siblings together. Since the mom used a false identity, the state didn’t realize what she had done, till the new baby girl had been placed in the home of another foster/adoptive couple. The reason they were calling us was because the foster/adoptive mother had just been involved in a severe car accident, and had been air-lifted to a Trauma Center, and was undergoing major surgery. Her husband was out of state, and could not be contacted. The adoption unit asked if we would be willing to take care of their baby pending the outcome of the mother’s surgery, and the return of her husband. Since it was just before Thanksgiving, and this was our son’s blood relative (sister), how could we say no? We agreed, and a Social worker brought over the 4-month old girl later that night. The moment she looked at us, she gave us a big smile, and put her arms out toward my wife as if to say “pick me up!” She did not cry at all, and was such a well behaved baby! We received a call from the adoption unit approx. one week later, and were told some devastating news. The adoptive mother’s surgery was not a success, and due to her prognosis, she and her husband would not be able to go through with the adoption of our son’s sister. The social worker then asked if we could continue to take care of the baby girl until they could find a new foster/adoptive family match for her. I then asked her if we could adopt her, so that the brother and sister could be together. The social worker laughed and said “I was hoping you would ask. I didn’t have the nerve to ask, since you and your wife had been so nice to help us and the baby with such notice!” I told her to start the paperwork, since my Wife and I would love to adopt her. The baby girl stayed with us, and approx. 9 months later, we legally adopted her. After all, how could we split up a brother & sister! No Way!! We are always asked if we would do it again, my Wife and I always answer….”I would do it again in a heartbeat!” If anyone tries to toss off the events as just being coincidental, we tell them the day that both children were given to us…All Saints Day! It was not coincidence, it was destiny! http://www.adoption-option.org

Posted by: Michael Blanchette at 5:10pm May 3

http://on.fb.me/neilfamadopts

Posted by: Neil Fam Adopts at 11:30pm May 21

http://maryandnathanthew.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Mary at 4:45pm May 24

www.citizenofvillejoie.com

Posted by: Steve Marchand at 1:34pm Oct 2

Just a brief introduction- I originally started my blog,Reach Out; Supporting Orphans in China, http://reachoutchina.blogspot.com, to raise awareness for orphans in China and the problems that they face. Having been adopted from China myself, I felt the need to show people what exactly they can do to help those who are less fortunate than us. On my blog, I'll be posting websites of other agencies that have orphan support programs and will be posting information about orphans in China.

Posted by: Katherine Gagen at 9:44pm Oct 2

Wow. Great resources. My husband and I just started a blog documenting our journey, as well. www.SweetLittleNest.com. In addition to our own story, we share general adoption content (like adoption in the news and adoption in pop culture). I am going to spend some time on several of the blogs above. GREAT lists from the editors and the readers.

Posted by: Susan W. at 12:38am Oct 21

Our US adoption: http://littlewondersofourlife.blogspot.com/ and our international adoption: www.faithsetfree.blogspot.com

Posted by: Shannon at 11:18pm Nov 1

We are an adopted family who chose trans-racial adoption in the states. It is a lot easier than you think....and....there are so many kids out there needing homes. Check out our journey at http://richfaithrising.blogspot.com/. Feel free to ask questions and/or comment too. We love advocating for the orphans. Also, just came back from a trip to an orphanage from China....updates about that trip on my blog.

Posted by: jen at 11:46pm Nov 4

www.fortunesfull.blogspot.com is my blog about open, domestic, biracial adoption, parenting a biological toddler and the daily life surrounding it all. We're currently in "The Wait" phase of adoption and it's an interesting journey. Check out my blog to follow along as we experience our good and not so good days. Feel free to leave comments with suggestions on how to get through it all.

Posted by: Lindsay at 5:15pm Nov 9

http://rebecca-hawkes.blogspot.com/ I write about adoption issues from the point of view of someone who is both an adoptee and an adoptive mom.

Posted by: Rebecca at 11:28am Nov 23

Our adoption blog: http://happyadoptionstory.blogspot.com

Posted by: Elizabeth at 10:29pm Nov 24

Raising Orphan awareness on YouTube! I'm a part of a YouTube group that just went to Africa! We have over 60 million views on our content (amazing basketball shots), and just posted an orphan awareness video from our trip! Link below! http://youtu.be/1ww0RzmkDKY?hd=1 We thought it might be something you'd like to share...It's an out of the box way to support/ love kids in Ethiopia and Uganda...as well as raise orphan awareness in general! Thanks for taking a look! Cory Cotton of Dude Perfect Cory@DudePerfect.com

Posted by: Cory Cotton at 3:59pm Dec 10

My blog, http://momentsdefined.wordpress.com/ , relates the stories of our miscarriages, failed adoption, adoption from Bulgaria, and work with orphans from Sierra Leone, Africa. I used to think I should only write about defining moments, but I realized that God blesses me with important moments every day. And by important, sometimes I mean ridiculous. Or unbelievable. Or mundane... Either way, I use this blog to write about those moments!

Posted by: Ginger N. at 6:45pm Jan 18

Check mine out, too! Adoption expressed in words and artwork. We have finalized the adoption of one son from foster care and just got back on the list for #2. www.studioscumble.blogspot.com Come check out 7 things not to say to couples dealing with infertility and trying to adopt, and our own failed adoption story.

Posted by: Susan at 11:43pm Jan 29

Oops - my blog address is www.serialadopter@blogspot.com

Posted by: Paula Reeves at 8:34pm Feb 24

www.babesfromrussia.blogspot.com

Posted by: barbara at 5:58pm Mar 23

I invite you to peer through the looking glass of my adopted life life on my blog at http://www.myadoptedlife.com. You will meet an abundantly blessed adoptee riding the roller coaster of recent reunion with both my birth parents, experiencing the joys of letting go of the hung-up adopted-self, exploring at long last the possibility of true-self identity. At 42, I am mom to a beautiful and inspiring 22-year-old daughter, step Mom to a handsome 13-year-old son, and wife to 48-year-old Tech Geek/Taekwondo Nerd who is my truly my best friend and soul mate. Since reunion I am reborn, a better mother, wife, writer, person. I now understand my hangups, insecurities and my place in the universe. On this journey I have learned how life as an adoptee shapes my view of the world and my perception of self. Through the opportunity to heal that comes with reunion, I see my childhood and adoptive parents through new eyes; I understand my nature; I have journeyed through reunion and discovered both joys and potholes along the way, some of the later which I am struggling to repair today.

Posted by: Patricia McDonald at 10:33am Mar 26

I am a mom of two children born to me and 2 adopted internationally- China and Ethiopia. I blog over at www.pullthisblogover.blogspot.com Sometimes fluffy- sometimes serious- but either way there's always something new. The blog was in the Top 25 Circle of Moms blogs before the contest was cancelled. Drop on by.

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Posted by: burrourneAmuh at 1:24pm Apr 23

http://adoptionwrites.wordpress.com/

Posted by: Elle at 6:40pm Apr 23

My husband and I are a waiting family for domestic adoption. I write a blog called http://twocatsandacradle.blogspot.com/ that chronicles my perspective on waiting to adopt. I've done some posts with helpful information for those wanting to adopt. Enjoy!

Posted by: Jenn :D at 1:26pm Jun 13

I recently ran across a lot of good information at: http://www.theadoptionblueprint.com they seem like very well informed and nice people.

Posted by: Leslie at 7:22pm Sep 23

I manage a blog located through Adopt International. We are a a small private adoption agency and our blog is meant to reflect everything adoption! http://adoptinter.org/blog/ Adopting, placing ones child for adoption and being an adoptee is a part of who you are. There are ups, downs and unexpected twists and turns. We offer a place where people who are touched by adoption can express themselves and relate to each other. Since we are an adoption agency we also include posts about the adoption world in general, changing laws, adoption conventions/lectures/and conferences as well as what is going on with our agency. If you are interested in contributing to Adopt International's Adoption blog you are welcome to contact me, and send me your posting. Thanks, and I hope to hear from you! -Jess

Posted by: Jess at 6:13pm Nov 8

www.thelifeyouhaveimagined.com

Posted by: katie at 3:53pm Mar 14

http://chixnuggetsandcookiebutts.blogspot.com/

Posted by: andrea at 9:49am Mar 29

My story is unique and will give any mother the encouragement not to give up. You can listen to my story here www.cdbaby.com/cd/beverlybmusic or keep up with my Bible study about my journey to Uganda by myself www.whenamotherprays.wordpress.com Read my FREE Ebook on your PC www.whenamotherprays.com please share with mothers or moms to be.

Posted by: BeverlyB at 3:53am Apr 7

www.lomanadoption.blogspot.com

Posted by: Emily at 10:41pm May 14

http://whatcolorisfamily.blogspot.com Our blog is about transracial Adoption. We are an older couple 52/56 respectively and we've raise a set of kids already. We are on round two now! Come check us out!

Posted by: Carol Jones at 8:34pm Jul 11

http://waiting4babybrown.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Crystal Brown at 10:54am Aug 6

http://Melanieemery.blogspot.com (Foster Adoption Journey)

Posted by: Amanda James at 10:31pm Aug 11

www.loveisallyouneed.me The best adoption blog by far!!

Posted by: Katie at 1:29pm Aug 13

I write www.theboysbehaviour.co.uk a blog about life with my adopted son and birth daughter, and we're based in the UK. I also run www.theadoptionsocial.com - a support site for those involved in adoption, encouraging the use of social media, particularly blogging.

Posted by: Vicki at 3:23am Sep 22

MY STORY . MY LIFE . KOREAN-AMERICAN ADOPTEE http://bananainseoul.blogspot.com I'm posting this in hopes of one day finding my birth family. Please read, comment and share with anyone and everyone. The more people who share, the better the possibility that I might one day get a chance to thank the ones who gave me life.

Posted by: Aimee at 8:31pm Nov 10

I am an adoption profession, and the mother of five adopted Russian Children... Check out my blog http://heyadoptionlady.blogspot.com I will answer any questions you have about adoption - Just holler Hey Adoption Lady!

Posted by: Gina Brockmeyer at 12:14pm Nov 21

www.pieces79.blogspot.com I am currently working on my first memoir and blogging about the process. I am an adoptee and a mom. I am writing in reference to the amazing journey that my life has taken. I was adopted from Chile as an infant and I went back to find my family when I was 21 years old. I, miraculously, found them. It is the journey of the search, the reunion, and the inner turmoil of finding myself when I was home again. It is a diary of my journey as I relive all of that while I continue to parent my young children and keep up with my housework, animals, husband and kids. It will be heartbreaking and funny. It will take you on a wild ride. Please follow along and please share with your friends. I need all the help that I can get to get through this.

Posted by: kris adams at 11:35am Apr 9

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