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  • Best Adoption Blogs

    Great list of adoption blogs

    The sheer number of adoption bloggers online is overwhelming. We have attempted to help you out by weeding through and selecting our favorites. Please let us know via our contact page any of your favorites that we’ve missed.

    + Adoption (General)

    • Adoption Toolbox – Mom who adopted from China whose kids are now teens. Writes about general adoptive parenting, being an “older mom, parenting adopted teens/tweens.
    • Extraordinary Moms Network – This faith-based group provides support, love, encouragement and guidance for adoptive mothers and foster moms, mothers of special needs children, and all women who invest their lives in other people’s children.
    • Land of Gazillion Adoptees – Highlighting the expertise, accomplishments, programs, projects, and stories adoptees. It aims to be “adoptee-centric by: challenging the adoption status quo; challenging the traditional adoption narrative; challenging adoptees; and being challenged by all.
    • Stirrup Queen’s Mega Blog List – This is the mother of all blogrolls. Every blog on infertility and adoption ever created, or just about, is listed on this magnificent collection of blogs. The blogroll is actually searchable, which is wonderful.

    + Domestic Infant Adoption

        • Lavender Luz – Lori is the mom of two through open domestic adoption. She is very active in the open adoption blogging community and is a terrific and frequent blogger. She is also the author of the wonderful book The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption.
        • On Loan From Heaven – The author is a mother of two through domestic adoption, one of which has special needs.
        • Bumber’s Bumblings – Mother of two through domestic adoption. She has some writing that she has done collaboratively with her eldest child’s birth mom, and it is worth a read if you are considering an open adoption.
        • Expecting Miracles – The author of this blog suffers from unexplained infertility. After two unsuccessful transfers using embryo adoption, they switched to domestic open adoption and adopted their daughter in 2011. They are currently trying to adopt a second child.
        • Pink Shoes – This mother of one through open domestic adoption has a lot of heart. She covers it all: adoption, parenthood, and everything in between.
        • Hope: Handmade – This blog is by a younger (in her 20s) mother of one through domestic infant adoption.
        • Journey to Baby “M” – Blog of a couple who recently adopted a girl through domestic infant adoption, and are in the process of trying to adopt a second child.
        • Improv Mom – Mother to a girl through open domestic adoption. Blogs about adoptive parenting and navigating open adoption.
        • Ladoption – This blog is written by a couple in the process of private domestic adoption. Religious.
        • Scared to be Happy, Happy to be Scared – Written by a couple in the process of adoption their first child through open domestic adoption.
        • Life from Here: Musings from the Edge – Older mother of two, one through open domestic adoption. Talks about parenting after infertility.
        • March into My Heart – Older mother who adopted a girl through closed domestic adoption after having two boys biologically.
        • Fertility Chick – Witty look at PCOS and severe male factor infertility. Adopted two girls through domestic adoption.
        • Open Adoption Bloggers – Group of writers on all sides of open adoption.
        • Production Not Reproduction – Mom to two through domestic open adoption. She is also a huge advocate and educational resource for open adoption. Her site is a great source for all types of information.
        • Completing Our Family– Blog by a married woman with no kids. She struggles with infertility due to endometriosis. They began the domestic infant adoption process in 2017.

    + Foster Care Adoption

        • Seeds of Hope – Great blog by a mom who adopted a singleton at 19 months from foster care in 1999, then a sibling set of 3 under the age of 6 in 2009, then another sibling set of 3 under the age of 8 in 2013. She mentors other foster/adopt families. Her experience covers lots of different age ranges and diagnoses.
        • Three Pink Diamonds – Mom of 3 siblings adopted from foster care in the UK. She blogs about becoming an instant family of five after years of struggling with infertility.
        • Journey to Josie – Mother to two children adopted as infants through foster care.
        • Fosterhood in NYC – Written by a younger woman who has fostered multiple children, and now is in the process of adopting a daughter that she is currently fostering.
        • Popp Life – A mother of five – three biological children, and two that are in the process of being adopted through foster care.
        • Foster Parenting Podcast – This is a podcast, not a blog, but it has helpful information about foster care adoption parenting. It is not currently adding new shows, but all past shows are available to listen through a computer or download to phone, tablet, or iPod.
        • Barren to Blessed – The author of this blog had a hysterectomy at age 11 to save her life from a bacterial infection. She now is a mom of two kids through foster care adoption, and is in the process of adopting a third child. She writes about her experience with both infertility and adoption.
        • The Lewis Note – Mother of two – one biological, and one that is being adopted through foster care. She also suffers from secondary infertility, and is going through the process of getting tested to figure out the cause.
        • From Instant to Forever – This lady is a veteran of dealing with the foster care system. She fostered a sibling group of six (chronicled on Instant Mama), and is now a mother to a sibling group of five through foster care adoption.
        • Word from the Wallaces – Family adopting from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also foster parents to two kids and bio parents to two young kids. She’s a good writer and a prolific blogger. She also blogs about her faith and what God is doing in her life through adoption.  She also blogs at Light Breaks Forth.
        • Blogging for Baby Shayla – Mom of three by adoption from US foster care and China
        • Millions of Miles – Adopted a child from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are beginning the process of becoming foster parents.
        • Hypervigilant – I love this blog! She blogs mainly on fostering, but she is also adopted from foster care and talks about that experience as well. This is a must read for those considering foster care or foster care adoption. Blog by a mom who adopted a 5 and 7 year old from foster care. She doesn’t hold back in sharing the joys and the challenges.

    + International Adoption - Africa


    Congo Adoption


        • Africa to America – Mother of two – one biological daughter, and a son adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She blogs about international adoption and adoptive parenting.
        • Word from the Wallaces – Family adopting from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also foster parents to two kids and bio parents to two young kids. She’s a good writer and a prolific blogger. She also blogs about her faith and what God is doing in her life through adoption.
        • Millions of Miles – Adopted a child from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are beginning the process of becoming foster parents.

    Ethiopian Adoption


        • Three Little Birds – Single mother of two- one biological, and one adopted from Ethiopia. Discusses the ethics of international adoption, as well as adoptive parenting.
        • Agnostic Adoption – Non-religious couple who recently adopted two boys from Ethiopia.
        • Bushel and a Peck – Her first adoption was Ethiopia and her second was China. She’s real, raw, and so honest about the ups and downs of adoption, of motherhood, of walking with Jesus. Just really good stuff, consistently.
        • Ethiopian Tripletland – White family parenting triplet toddler boys adopted as infants from Ethiopia. She doesn’t post frequently (guess she has her hands full!) but it’s fun to read about life with triplet sons.
        • My Fascinating Life – Adopted infant twins- now toddlers.
        • Out of Africa – Family with two biological children who recently brought home a third from Ethiopia. Religious. Good look at the adoption process from the beginning.
        • The Eyes of My Eyes Are Opened – Some people become parents overnight. For some people, it takes just a bit longer. Adopted siblings from Ethiopia.
        • The Wayfarer – Ethiopia Adoption Resource Blog

    Ugandan Adoption


        • The Farmer’s Wife Tells All – Mother of four, two of which were adopted from Uganda. Writes about attachment, raising a child with HIV, and the adoption process.

    + International Adoption - Asia


    China Adoption


        • Adoption Talk – This blog does a wonderful job of incorporating excepts from many different blogs on adoption. She is insightful and intuitive. Her kids are in middle childhood so she’s got some experience under her belt.
        • Bunk Beds: Making Room for Princess Petals – This blog is written by a mother of three – two biological sons, and a daughter adopted from China. Most of the blog is now orphan advocacy, but there are some earlier post about the adoption process and adoptive parenting.
        • Unto Adoption – Written by a mother of two biological daughters, who is currently in the process of adopting a daughter from China.
        • My Overthinking – Mother of 4, one of which was adopted from China. She blogs about parenting, adoption, and orphan advocacy.
        • Bushel and a Peck – Her first adoption was Ethiopia and her second was China. She’s real, raw, and so honest about the ups and downs of adoption, of motherhood, of walking with Jesus. Just really good stuff, consistently.
        • Our Little Tongginator – I love her writing style: sharp, witty, and real. She’s someone who would be fun to share a coffee with and chat. She writes about life, but also frequently about adoption.
        • The Gang’s All Here – Great blog, good writing, interesting topics. Family with bio kids and daughter adopted from China.
        • No Hands But Ours is a major player in the China adoption community – This blog is maintained by a host of adoptive parents. The main focus is special needs adoption from China. Lots of great wisdom and information.
        • Mine In China – Great blog on the specifics of adoption from China. including lots of great tips, helpful websites that you will need during the process, information on finding an agency, considerations when choosing special needs, finances, and more. Written by a mom of 6 with two boys adopted from China.
        • Fireworks and Fireflies – Family of seven. They have adopted 2 boys and 3 girls from China. Great blog. She writes about faith, adoptive parenting, and China adoption.
        • Full Plate Mom – This mom of 11, adoption advocate, business owner, and nurse has a very full plate. Her and her husband adopted 5 times domestically (private adoption), 3 from Ghana, and 4 from China (special needs adoption).

    Kazakhstan Adoption


        • Kaz Adoption Blogs – This is the place to go to find great blogs about adopting from Kazakhstan. Includes blogs about every step in the process.

    Korea Adoption



    Russia Adoption


        • Adventures with Angelina – Family adopted a one year old girl from St. Petersburg in 2011. I love the spirit of this blogging mom.
        • Cooper’s Journey to Russia – Family adopted a toddler boy from Russia in 2010. He’s one cute kid!
        • For Ever, For Always, No Matter What – Family with six adopted children, the two oldest adopted from Russia as infants and now elementary school aged. The other kids are from South Korea and the Caribbean. I particularly wanted to include a blog from someone that posts regularly but has older children.

    Taiwan Adoption


        • Taiwan Adoptions – If you are interested in adopting from Taiwan, this is the blog for you. Everything you could possibly want to know, plus some, is at this site.

    + International Adoption - Europe


    Bulgaria Adoption


        • An Adoption Dream – Written by a mother of four, two of which are twins adopted from Bulgaria with special needs.
        • Streams in the Desert – Single mother who adopted a daughter with special needs from Bulgaria. She writes eloquently about both being a single mom, and raising a child with spina bifida.
        • Expanding Our Family . . Again – Blog of a couple who adopted one son from Bulgaria, and are in the process of adopting another.
        • Our Family Journey – Witten by a younger couple (in their 20s during the adoption process) who adopted a girl from Bulgaria.

    Poland Adoption


        • For the Love of Poland – Written by a mom who adopted from Poland.  She keeps up with  information on adoptions in Poland, Poland resources, news, culture, parenting a child with trauma, etc…

    Ukraine Adoption


        • The Accidental Mommy – Funny and irreverent. Has a bio daughter and daughter adopted from a disruption in the Ukraine.

    + International Adoption - North/South America


    Colombia Adoption



    Haiti Adoption


        • Everyday Miracles – This wonderfully written blog talks about adoption and especially about black hair care.
        • Home: A Soft Place to Fall – Family with nine kids- two biological, one domestic adoption, five adopted from Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and a Ukranian foster child.
        • Never a Dull Moment – Family of five, with twin boys adopted from Haiti.
        • Rage Against the Minivan – I love this blog! This is the type of lady I’d love to be friends with. Visiting her blog is like chatting with a friend. She has four childen- two of which were adopted from Haiti.

    + Special Needs Adoption

        • Brownswissmomma –  Mother to 10 children- 1 stepchild, 5 biological, and 4 adopted domestically with special needs (mostly stemming from drug use during pregnancy). Religious.
        • Ordinary Days – This mother has two 2 biological children (one with special needs), and one child adopted domestically that has cerebral palsy and sensory issues. Blogs about special needs and transracial adoption.
        • Adventuring Through Life – Mom of ten. Ethiopian adoption times five (including older child adoption) and currently a domestic special needs adoption. Religious.
        • No Greater Joy Mom – This family has adopted 2 SN girls from China (8 year old w/ extreme delays and Hep B + preschooler) and 2 girls w/ Down syndrome from Ukraine. She writes with passion.
        • Our Path Less Traveled – Mom of an adopted child with Down Syndrome through domestic open adoption. She also has 3 older children by birth.

    + Transracial Adoption

        • White Sugar, Brown Sugar – Written by a mother of two with type I diabetes, who decided to pursue domestic open adoption rather than risk pregnancy. All three of her children are transracial adoptees.
        • A Birth Project: Transracial Adoption from one black girl’s perspective – A blog by an adult transracial adoptee (black child, white family) makes for interesting and informative reading. Lisa Marie, the blogger, blogs about her experience as a child and as an adult.
        • Beyond Two Worlds – An adult Taiwanese adoptee in reunion with her birth family who blogs about transracial adoption.
        • The Chittister Family – Parents to two children through domestic infant adoption. The blog is about transracial adoption issues, as well as the adoption process
        • Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care – This is a blog for parents unfamiliar with black hair care. It includes styling and care tips.
        • Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee – Adult Korean adoptee, mom and mother of 2 biracial (Korean/Latino) boys. This lady can write! She presents the information w/out the stridency so often found in the online adult adoptee blogger, making it easy to really hear the message.
        • Don’t We Look Alike – This blog is written from two perspectives: adoptive moms and transracial adult adoptees. There is a mix of personal experiences and general information about adoption
        • Harlow’s Monkey – A blog by a woman who was adopted from South Korea. You may disagree with some of what she writes, but she raises points worth thinking about for those of us who have formed our family through transracial adoption.
        • John Raible Online – A biracial adoptee and an adoptive dad, John Raible is an educator on transracial adoption.
        • Land of Gazillion Adoptees – Highlighting the expertise, accomplishments, programs, projects, and stories adoptees. It aims to be “adoptee-centric by: challenging the adoption status quo; challenging the traditional adoption narrative; challenging adoptees; and being challenged by all.
        • My Mind On Paper – Black man adopted by white parents in the late 1960s. Author of Growing Up Black in White. Darn good writer. He was a guest on our Creating a Family radio show  as part of a panel of adult transracial adoptees.
        • Open Adoption Bloggers – Group of writers on all sides of open adoption.
        • Parents of Color Seek Newborn to Adopt – Written by an interracial couple (black and Mexican) in the process of adopting a child from foster care.
        • Racialicious – A blog about race and culture that often touches on issues facing transracial adoptees.
        • Rage Against the Minivan – I love this blog! This is the type of lady I’d love to be friends with. Visiting her blog is like chatting with a friend. She has four children- two of which were adopted from Haiti.
        • This Adopted Life – Written by an adult transracial adoptee who is now an adoption social worker, which gives her an unique perspective on transracial adoption.

    + Single Parent Through Adoption

        • Single Infertile Female – Woman in the process of adopting a child after two failed fertility treatments.
        • Little Did I Know – Single mother of three through foster care adoption who blogs about motherhood and faith. Looking to adopt a fourth child from Haiti.
        • Mama C and the Boys – Single mother of two- one via domestic open adoption, and one from donor sperm. Blogs on transracial adoption, and multiracial families

    + Older Parent Through Adoption

    For more blogs about older parenthood, check out Creating a Family’s Infertility Blogroll titled older parent and infertility.

        • Momenclature – Blog of an over 40 mom of one, who was adopted through domestic adoption.
        • Mothering in the Middle –  A blog for new mothers over 40, and they have an extensive adoption section.
        • A Child After 40 has an entire category of their blog devoted to adoption in midlife.
        • Dreena –  A mom in her 50s who adopted three young children.

    + Birth Mother

        • Navigating Normal – Written by a birth mom one year into a very open adoption.
        • Blessings in Disguise – Written by an articulate first mom who placed her infant daughter in an open adoption in Fall 2010. I love her voice.
        • A Birth Mother Voice – So often the first mothers who choose to blog regret their choice. While sad for the circumstances that resulted in placing her children, this blogger sees it as the best decision for all.
        • A Birth Mother’s Love – This blog is written by a first mom who placed her son in 2004 when she was 18. She doesn’t post often, but her posts are full of insight. She is now a social worker and counselor. She describes the adoption as semi-open. She has a section on her blog titled “Ask a Birth Mother.”
        • Amstel Life – Birth mother in an open adoption who has a great relationship with the adoptive family.
        • Birth Mother/ First Mother Forum – Written by a fascinating insightful woman. A place where first/birth/natural/real mothers share news and opinions. And vent.
        • Birthmother’s Love – First mom who placed her child in an open adoption that seems to be working well.
        • From Another Mother – Story of an adopted birth mom.
        • Monika’s Musings – I especially like this blog by first mom Monika. Although she has a positive relationship with her daughter and her adoptive parents and is not “anti-adoption, she takes a very clear-eyed approach to the strength and weaknesses of adoption as we practice it.
        • Musings of the Lame – Written by a first mom who is in reunion with her 20 something son. I have linked to her posts about her search and reunion with her son. I think she raises some interesting points that adoptive parents need to hear.
        • Not Quite Juno – Wow, this is one great blog. She placed her daughter in 2008 in a closed adoption, which she would now like to open. Her story is a bit different. She was and is married to the child’s father and has 3 other children. They were in dire financial straights at the time.
        • Writing My Wrongs – Written by Suz, a First Mom who placed her child in 1986. I like this lady. She’s someone I’d enjoy talking with over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. She’s angry about her decision to surrender her child; she feels betrayed by any number of people, and she writes about it well.
        • Adoption in the City – Birthmom in her early 30s who placed her son, born in 2010, with a gay couple. She writes about the ups and downs of life as a first mom. She protects some posts with a password, but gives the password out if asked.

    + Birth Father

        • Baby Darling: Thoughts of a Birth Father – Birth father blog with posts from the pregnancy and shortly after placement. Although he no longer posts, he captures his experience surrounding the birth and placement beautifully.
        • Murphy’s Law – Blog started by a man in his 30s when he found out he has a son that was placed for adoption when he was younger. Interesting perspective that we seldom hear about.
        • Northern Lights – Blog by man, now married and the father of 3, who is in reunion with his young adult daughter that he placed for adoption when he was 19. He doesn’t blog about adoption all the time, but when he does, he offers a unique perspective on how reunion affects the whole family.
        • Statistically Impossible – Birthfather blog. Thoughtful. Provocative. I love it.

    + Birth Family

    + Adult Adoptee

        • AdoptedFromChina – College-aged female adopted from China blogs about her experience as an adoptee, as well as reviews of Asian adoption in the media.
        • Fangtopia – This blog is written by Jenni “Fang” Lee, who was featured in the Chinese adoption documentary Somewhere Between. She writes about her travels, her life as an adoptee, and her relationships with her adoptive family.
        • Stuckout – This man was adopted from India as a baby. He recently returned to India, and is blogging about the experience.
        • Through the Eyes of an Adopted Kid – A 38 year old adoptee through domestic adoption. She is in reunion with her birth family, and recently introduced her birth mother to her adoptive family.
        • Adoptee Restoration – Adult adoptee who writes openly her issues (both as a child and as an adult) with closed adoption in the Baby Scoop Era and being an adoptee. She is in reunion with her birth mother and siblings.
        • Jane’s Blog – Jane is an adult adoptee brought to the US from Korea. She reunited with her birth family as a teenager, and now lives in Korea.
        • Neither Here Nor There – Adult adoptee whose birth mom died of cancer before they were able to reconnect. She is now in reunion with her birth family.
        • Adoption Echos – Written by an adult Korean adoptee who is also a therapist specializing in adoption issues. I love her voice.
        • Chopsticks Not Included – Reflections of a twenty something Korean adoptee on race, culture and identity. Well written and thoughtful.
        • Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee – Adult Korean adoptee, mom and mother of 2 biracial (Korean/Latino) boys. This lady can write! She presents the information w/out the stridency so often found in the online adult adoptee blogger, making it easy to really hear the message.
        • Exile of Xingnan – Woman adopted from Taiwan at 1 yr. old. She is now in reunion with her Taiwanese family and currently living in Taiwan to learn the language and culture and is hoping to get to know her family. Darn good writer.
        • It is what it is (or is it)? – Adopted adult and biological mother who stuggled with IF and used embryo adoption for her second child.
        • Lost Daughters – Female adult adoptees (some reunited with biological family) talk about adoption issues.
        • My Mind on Paper – Black man adopted by white parents in the late 1960s. Author of Growing Up Black in White. Darn good writer.
        • The Adopted Ones – Adoptees from the Baby Scoop Era dealing with health issues.
        • Yoon’s Blur – A 30 something Korean adoptee that is in reunion with both her Korean mother and father. She has a good finger on the pulse of her emotions and life and she shares it with us. Blog is now inactive, but has some good content.
        • Land of Gazillion Adoptees – Collection of blogs by adoptees that has now morphed into a magazine, radio show, and nonprofit. Their bloggers and blogs are well written, thoughtful, and often challenge “accepted” ideas within the adoptive parent centric adoption world. Well worth adding them to your weekly reading.

    + Adult Adoptees Who Are Now Adoptive Parents

    + Embryo Donation/Adoption

    + Large Family

        • Ordinary Time – I love this blog by a mom with 12 kids (a mix of bio and adopted). She talks about adoption, attachment, homeschooling, and life. She is not sanctimonious in the least. I would like to be her friend–and that’s the type of blog I like to read.
        • Full Plate Mom – is a great blogger. She adopted 5 times domestically, 3 from Ghana, and 4 from China. Of the Chinese kids, 1 is a boy and 3 are girls.


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