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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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Birthmother; Reprise
The musings of a two-time birthmother in a very open adoption situation.
- The Journey of a Birthmother
Adoption caseworker by day, wife and mother by night, birthmother--always.
- The Chronicles of Munchkin Land
Jenna is a birthmother in a fully open, domestic adoption, and is also a mother raising two boys.
- The Declassified Adoptee
Articulate, research-heavy posts from a passionate advocate for adoptee rights.
- Heart, Mind, and Seoul
Paula was adopted from Korea as an infant, and is herself an adoptive mother. Thoughtful posts on race, family life, and identity.
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.
- Three Yellow Roses
Not a Mommy Blog--the author writes helpful articles for those considering adoption, in the process, or have adopted.
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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