New Open Adoption Bloggers – Autumn 2012

The open adoption bloggers list grows every month and sometimes additions get lost in the shuffle. Hopefully these round-ups of the new blogs will help folks connect.

Here are the blogs added to the blogroll in the autumn:

FIRST/BIRTH PARENTS

My Story as a Birthmother: Well, it’s my story as a birthmother. Honestly from my experiences.

Navigating Normal: A birth mother’s journey through open adoption and redefining family.

Open Adoption Has Made All the Difference: A birthmom’s journey into the world of open adoption. Blunt ramblings from a new placement.

i miss you: I gave up my baby for adoption and this blog is about what that is like.

ADULT ADOPTEES

Laura Dennis – The Adaptable Expat Mommy: With two little kids in tow, my husband and I escaped to his hometown, Belgrade, where I wrote a memoir about my adoption and reunion (and brief descent into insanity) called Adopted Reality. Now I blog about adoption and surviving as an expat mommy.

Babydusted: A detailed record of our family journey to enter into an open adoption in the Pacific Northwest.

Then I Laughed: A humorous blog about parenting 6 children, one adopted at birth with FASD. Finding the humor in everyday life.

ADOPTIVE PARENTS

Nikes and Slides: My name is Angie, I’m an adoptive mom to two transracially adopted boys. As a family we enjoy having our boy’s birth families in our home often. I am also a cancer survivor, I work full-time as a mom and part-time as a cancer and bone marrow transplant nurse. I enjoy exercise, sewing, decorating my home, and spending time with our family and friends.

Alessi Family Fun: We are a very spontaneous married couple of 10 years. Being in the military allows us to do many adventurous things with our 2 adopted children and 1 miracle baby naturally conceived due 1 April 2013. This is our fun, documented!

finding a family: Through Christ we’re walking the path to build our family via adoption.

Then I Laughed: A humorous blog about parenting 6 children, one adopted at birth with FASD. Finding the humor in everyday life.

Unexpected Dreams: Living a blessed life and navigating our world with family faith and an open adoption.

PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENTS

Keeping Faith: I am a 20-something woman, married to my high school sweetheart, working as a speech therapist in small-town America, stuggling with unexplained infertility and enjoying the journey of open adoption. This blog is a place that my husband and I will be using to keep our family and friends up-to-date about our journey to parenthood.

Babydusted: A detailed record of our family journey to enter into an open adoption in the Pacific Northwest.

Perfectly Paired: Erik & Suzy’s Journey through Adoption: A Minnesota couple hoping to adopt for the first time. Here we give a sneak peek into our lives and our hearts as we navigate our journey through adoption– finding friends along the way and, hopefully, those very special people that will pair perfectly with us and make our dreams of adoption a reality. Thank you for coming along with us on our journey!

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