Saturday, May 14, 2011

Resource Thursday - Adoption Blogs

Blogger was down from Thursday around noon until Friday night, so our Resource Thursday post for the week is a few days late. Never fear - we are here featuring bloggers who write on adoption.

It is proven that we, as humans, benefit from a shared experience. You receive wisdom from those who have walked on the path before you and you receive and give support to those who are walking along beside you. That is why we have support groups. The only person who can know what a cancer patient is going through is someone who has been there and the only people who can really understand your adoption journey are people who have made that same trip.

The advent of the internet has opened up our world. No longer are we limited geographically to support groups in our locale. Cyberspace has made it possible to interact with people from across the globe.  For an information junkie, the internet is like crack.

Blogs came on the scene in the late 90’s. First termed “web log” and then later blogs, this digital form of communication evolved into on line diaries where people wrote about their day, their job, their thoughts and opinions on every subject under the sun, and then some.

The wonderful thing about blogs is they can and should be conversational in nature. Readers post comments, you comment back and soon you have a dialogue. In a quest to share, to vent, to comment, to seek opinions, it is only natural that people would blog about their adoption experience. Here are some blogs that are written specifically about adoption. Please remember that all links are for information purposes only and are not warranted for content, accuracy, or any other implied or explicit purpose.

Help your favorite blogger out.  When you read something you like, comment on it - you never know what kind of dialogue you will spark!  What is your favorite adoption blog?  Share it with us and we will recommend it to our readers.  And THANK YOU for reading our blog!  Be sure to share it with your friends.

Production Not Reproduction – The author has two children whom she adopted domestically. She blogs on her life and a myriad of adoption topics such as open adoption and transracial adoption.

Life from Here: Musings from the Edge – The author struggled with infertility finally adopting her child through an open adoption.

A Real Family - Normal is over-rated and not nearly as interesting or fun. The story of how a young, single White girl and two Black teenagers redefine the traditional family model and become the All-American Family. The author created this blog in hopes of encouraging others to consider adopting older children.

Goggy Coffee – A dad journals his life as a husband, a guitar instructor and a father of a multiracial family.

Peter’s Cross Station – A same gender couple shares stories about their lives with their adopted daughters.

Ramblings of a Single Dad – A single father writes about life raising his son.

Adoptive Dads - A guys' perspective on parenting--blogs from dads though adoption and foster care.

Hope Cottage is the oldest nonprofit, non sectarian adoption agency in Dallas. Since 1918 Hope Cottage has been building and nurturing strong families through counseling, education and adoption services.

If you have questions about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 214.526.8721.

If you are a woman facing an unwanted pregnancy and would like to talk to someone about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 1.800.944.4464 or 214.404.4546.

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