• SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER


  • 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.

    + International Adoption

    • Mine in China is mainly focused on the China Adoption program. It’s also a fantastic resource for understanding issues such as ethics in adoption and for learning about other organizations that touch the lives of orphans in China.*
    • Ordinary Time is a blog by an adoptive mom to twelve kids, both biological and adopted from Vietnam and China. In her own words, “I write mainly about my large family, adoption, attachment, homemaking, homeschooling, parenting, and Jesus.”
    • Ripped Jeans & Bifocals – a fun, sometimes snarky, and sometimes serious blog that tackles issues of being an older mom by international adoption, and special needs adoption among many other delightful things.
    • AdoptPeru – a real look at the ups and downs of the process of adoption from Peru. The author was herself born in Peru and is now a biological mom to one and Army wife navigating the world of adoption after infertility.
    • My Overthinking – Mother of 4, one of which was adopted from China. She blogs about parenting, adoption, and orphan advocacy.
    • Full Plate Mom – This mom of 11 (with one more on the way), adoption advocate, business owner, and nurse has a very full plate. She and her husband have adopted domestically and internationally, including special needs adoptions.*
    • For Ever, For Always, No Matter What – Homeschooling mom to six kids, all by adoption from Russia, Korea and the Caribbean.
    • Uncharted Parent – Former Civil Rights attorney now stay at home mom of two writes about parenting and adoption in her “New England-Jewish-not-Jewish-Caucasian-Korean-professional-stay-at-home-mom-formed-by-adoption-and-biology family.”
    • Sherry Gragg’s blog, formerly known as Every Day Miracles, shares stories of parenting teens and tweens, current events, social issues including international adoption and her career as a writer.
    • Rage Against the Minivan – Kristen Howerton’s blog is hugely popular and covers a ton of topics, including “sleep-deprived rants about parenting, poop, adoption, politics, race, religion, social justice, and various other subjects that her mother warned her not to discuss in public.” She has four children, 2 of whom were adopted from Haiti.*

    + Domestic Infant Adoption

        • White Sugar, Brown Sugar – blog by a mom through domestic infant adoption that explores issues of transracial adoption, open adoption, homeschooling and other related conversations.*
        • On Loan From Heaven – The author is a mother of two through domestic adoption, one of which has special needs. The blog posts are mainly focused on advocacy for placement situations.
        • 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.
        • Expecting Miracles – The author of this blog shares her journeys through unexplained infertility, embryo adoption, and domestic adoption. It’s a faith-based blog with delightful pictures of their life together as she homeschools their three girls.
        • 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.
        • Leah Campbell Writes – blog written by the author of Single Infertile Female, and single adoptive mom by choice.

    + Foster/Foster-to-Adopt

        • Fostering Hope Through Adoption – this blog is written from a strong Christian world-view and chronicles this family’s journey through foster care and foster-to-adoption. It’s real and heartfelt even when it’s hard.
        • Hearding Chickens – One mom’s perspective of parenting through the journey of foster care and adoption. Very real and honest and hopeful.
        • Lauren Casper – written from a faith-based perspective, she shares her stories of infertility, adoption, parenting and more. It’s a good balance of real and hope.
        • Foster The Family – faith-based blog dedicated supporting and building health families,  and supporting foster care initiatives, and orphan care ministry.
        • The Forgotten Initiative – blog by the non-profit, dedicated to “bringing joy and hope to the foster care community.”

    + Transracial Adoption

    • White Sugar, Brown Sugar – blog by a mom through domestic infant adoption that explores issues of transracial adoption, open adoption, homeschooling and other related conversations.*
    • Harlow’s Monkey – Adult adoptee from South Korea. Thought-provoking, important issues worth thinking about for those of us who have formed our family through transracial adoption.*
    • 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.
    • The Chittister Family – Written by a mom to two children through domestic infant adoption. The blog is about transracial adoption, adoption ethics, and other related adoption issues.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Full Plate Mom – This mom of 11 (with one more on the way), adoption advocate, business owner, and nurse has a very full plate. She and her husband have adopted domestically and internationally, including special needs adoptions.*
    • 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.*
    • Rage Against the Minivan – Kristen Howerton’s blog is hugely popular and covers a ton of topics, including “sleep-deprived rants about parenting, poop, adoption, politics, race, religion, social justice, and various other subjects that her mother warned her not to discuss in public.” She has four children, 2 of whom were adopted from Haiti.*

     

    + Adoptee Voices

    • Harlow’s Monkey – Adult adoptee from South Korea. Thought-provoking, important issues worth thinking about for those of us who have formed our family through transracial adoption.*
    • 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.*
    • 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.*
    • 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.*
    • Beyond Two Worlds – A Tiawanese adoptee who has reunited with her birth family, who has just recently authored a book by the same name. She is also active in connections with other adoptees seeking reunification.
    • MotherMade – This is a blog by an adult Korean adoptee raised “part Tennesssean, part Puerto Rican.” She is also now a mother and her blog chronicles her thoughts on all of those experiences.
    • Legally Fictional Reality – an adult adoptee, “living as a reunited adoptee in the 21st century.”
    • The Adopted Ones – The honest musings of an adult adoptee of domestic infant adoption during the Baby Scoop Era.
    • Dear Adoption – A collective-style blog by many adoptees “intended to promote authenticity and educate others by sharing the vast array of experiences as lived by those most profoundly affected by adoption.”
    • Through the Eyes of an Adopted Kid – A 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 her faith, her closed adoption from the Baby Scoop Era and with being an adoptee. She was able to reunite with her birth mother before she passed away and is actively searching for her birth father.
    • Lost Daughters – “is an independent collaborative writing project founded in 2011.  It is edited and authored exclusively by adult women who were adopted as children.”
    • 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. She’s less active as of late.

    + Birth Parents

    • Birth Mother/ First Mother Forum – Written by two women, this blog is a place for first/birth/natural/real mothers share reactions to media stories, news in the adoption field, and their opinions about it all.
    • Adoption & Birth Mothers Forum – including the blog called Musings of the Lame, this site has become a forum with a wider focus to address the complexities of the adoption industry, adoptees’ rights, the fight for access to adoptees’ birth records, and the needs of birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees. There are MANY resources here including links to blogs by other birth parents.
    • Wsbirthmom – Written by a first mom who talks candidly about the loss of her son through adoption, open adoption, and her work to help pregnant women in crisis and family preservation.
    • All In The Family Adoption – This resource blog is written by two women, with a strong voice for birth mothers and family preservation. They also focus on adoptee rights and documentation access.

     

    + General Resources & Supports for Adoption

    • No Hands But Ours is a resource site helpful for understanding medical needs and other special needs that are commonly associated with the China program. Their blog offers several posts a week from contributing authors and the lives of families children from China. This site and its blog is written from a Christian world-view.
    • Mine in China is mainly focused on the China Adoption program. It’s also a fantastic resource for understanding issues such as ethics in adoption and for learning about other organizations that touch the lives of orphans in China.*
    • Adoptive Families Blog community – This is a collection of bloggers who contribute to the Adoptive Families community on a variety of issues in adoption. Includes all kinds of adoption relationships.
    • Extraordinary Moms Network – This is a faith-based group who 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.
    • 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, though it is not frequently updated so some links may be inactive. The blogroll is actually searchable, which is wonderful.
    • Embryo Adoption Awareness Center’s blog – run by the organization. “The Embryo Adoption Awareness Center is committed to giving infertile couples each option and every hope, and raising awareness about the life-affirming practice of adopting children as embryos.”
    • Adoption at the Movies – a review resource assisting adoptive parents in parsing out the issues of adoption, loss, trauma and related topics in popular movies and television. Often contains spoilers.

     


    Back to Top ↑

    Content created by Creating a Family. And remember, there are no guarantees in adoption or infertility treatment. The information provided or referenced on this website should be used only as part of an overall plan to help educate you about the joys and challenges of adopting a child or dealing with infertility. Although the following seems obvious, our attorney insists that we tell you specifically that the information provided on this site may not be appropriate or applicable to you, and despite our best efforts, it may contain errors or important omissions. You should rely only upon the professionals you employ to assist you directly with your individual circumstances. CREATING A FAMILY DOES NOT WARRANT THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS contained or referenced on this website. CREATING A FAMILY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS or omissions in this information and materials and PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, implied, express or statutory. IN NO EVENT WILL CREATING A FAMILY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising out of or in connection with the use of the information or materials, EVEN IF CREATING A FAMILY OR ITS AGENTS ARE NEGLIGENT AND/OR ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.