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** The purpose of posting this information here is to give you a place to get started from. You’ll find a list of blogs from families currently in the process of adopting or living life as an adoptive family. (If you’d like your blog added, please let me know!) At the end of this page, you’ll find some links to everything from domestic to international adoption, special needs, HIV, older children, RAD, grants, insurance, and more.

If any of you can fill in gaps here (missing names, places, websites that you’ve found helpful) PLEASE comment and let me know!

This page is always changing and updating, so check back soon…

Mandie Joy

P.S. Here is my pinterest board, where I try to post the most helpful books, websites, and blogs on adoption: http://pinterest.com/mandiejoy/adoption/

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Questions & Answers about adoption that I have found helpful: 

(some of these are country specific)

Adoption Journey - http://www.adoptionjourney.com/

Show Hope - http://www.howtoadopt.org/

Linny Saundershttp://aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com/2008/12/glad-you-asked.html

Colleen Jobehttp://www.myuglycouch.com/adopting-from-uganda/

Sara Brintonhttp://www.familyhopelove.com/adoptingfromuganda/

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Adoption Blogs by country:

*if your family falls under a category listed (or not listed!) here, PLEASE email me so I can add you!

* names in bold are people I actually know.:)

 

UGANDA

Christina Feltenhttp://welcomeblessings.wordpress.com/

Jonathan & Chasity Cole  -  www.allthingshis.blogspot.com

Lora Lynn – www.vitafamiliae.com

Matt & Lovelyn Palmhttp://www.momentswithlove.blogspot.com/

Sam and Ashlee Andrews- http://addingtotheandrews.blogspot.com/

Melissa Minnix:  http://www.lovedasfirstbest.blogspot.com/

Chris & Meghan Matt– www.chrisandmeghan.com

Steve and Janelle Knight ~ http://onlythroughfaith.blogspot.com/

Amiee and Todd Reeves – http://ourraysofhope.blogspot.com/

Lara Dinsmorehttp://thefarmerswifetellsall.blogspot.com/

Melissa Busbyhttp://www.roadtomercy.blogpost.com/

Esty Downeswww.theselittlelives.blogspot.com

Sara Hagertyhttp://everybitterthingissweet.com/

Audrey Brown - http://www.thebrownbrigade.com/

Sara Brintonwww.familyhopelove.com

Cindy Burt - http://thesweetestthing-family.blogspot.com/

Shelli Massie – http://shelimassie.blogspot.com

Linny Saunders - http://aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com

 

ETHIOPIA:

Sara Hagerty – http://everybitterthingissweet.com/

the Outman Family - http://outmansfrog.blogspot.com/

Susan - http://consider-it-purejoy.blogspot.com/

Erica Shubinhttp://thisshubinclan.blogspot.com/

Diana – http://kemperkite.blogspot.com/
Cindy Burt - http://thesweetestthing-family.blogspot.com/

Rachel Walser - http://walseradoptionadventures.blogspot.com/ (Rachel has awesome fundraising resources!)

 

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO:

Megan - http://www.millionsofmiles.com/ (good RAD information!)

Jen and Adam - http://preparingaplace.wordpress.com/

the Sanders - www.suzanne-sanders.blogspot.com

the Hattons - http://faithfulishewhocalled.wordpress.com/

DOMESTIC:

Diana - http://kemperkite.blogspot.com/

 

SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION:

Julie - http://covenantbuilders.blogspot.com/

 

HIV ADOPTION:

for my blogs about living with a child who has HIV, click here and here.

Daniel & Chantelle - http://www.positivelyadopted.com/daniel–chantelle.aspx

Suzanne Mayernickhttp://joiningthejourney.blogspot.com/

Positively (HIV+) Orphaned (also has a great listing of adoption grants):  http://www.positivelyorphaned.com/

 

SINGLE MOM ADOPTION:

Linny Saunders is married, but has written a wonderful post about single adoption - http://aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com/2009/08/should-single-woman-adopt.html

 

OLDER CHILD ADOPTION:

 Blog Posts:

http://everybitterthingissweet.com/2012/01/adopting-outside-the-birth-order/

http://everybitterthingissweet.com/2012/04/love-unnaturally/

Websites:

http://www.olderchildadoption.com/

Books:

http://www.amazon.com/Fasten-Your-Sweet-Belt-Adoption/dp/1432776479

Waiting Children Lists:

Project Hopeful – http://www.projecthopeful.org/waiting-kids/waiting-kids

Open Door Latvia – http://www.opendooradoption.org/Content/Default/7/130/10/countries/waiting-children.html

 

FUNDRAISING:

Lovelyn Palmhttp://momentswithlove.blogspot.com/2011/08/on-fundraising.html

 

FOSTER CARE:

(please let me know if you’re involved in foster care so I can link to you here!)

 

Not called to adopt, but still want to be involved?

This post from Joy McCarnan has great ideas – http://karagraphy.com/2010/11/23/awareness-advocacy/ 

Sites to go to for more information:

Country Information/ Waiting Child Listings/  Latest Adoption News:  http://rainbowkids.com/

Positively (HIV+) Orphaned (also has a great listing of adoption grants):  http://www.positivelyorphaned.com/

Financing/Grant Info/Resource Planning:  http://www.resources4adoption.com/

Excellent Adoption Reading List for children and adults: http://www.comeunity.com/adoption/books/index.html

Adoption Nutrition/ SPOON Foundation: http://adoptionnutrition.org/

Online Adoption Videos (including cultural identity/gay adoption and more:  http://www.creatingafamily.org/adoption/videos.html

Are you ready for adoption? http://life.familyeducation.com/adoption/adoptive-parents/45764.html

What kind of adoption is right for you?  http://www.theadoptionguide.com/tools/planner/matrix

Adoption Tax Credit Info:  http://taxes.about.com/od/deductionscredits/qt/adoptioncredit.htm

How to Support Adoptive Families: http://www.millionsofmiles.com/2010/08/adoption-corner-supporting-adoptive.html

Find an adoption support group in your area  http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/support_group.php

 

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  • sheli massie - hi there… we too are in the process of adopting from uganda. we are still waiting for a refferal of a sibling pair. with special needs. come follow us on this journey of faith…at
    shelimassie.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • April Houston - Thanks so much for the adoption resource page! I am sure that is to help us and possibly avoid a trillion emails and questions like this:) We are praying about Uganda adoption…we keep coming back to Uganda even after looking at other countries. I think I feel like we need an agency to navigate waters for us as this is our 1st adoption (3 bio boys at home) even though I know more and more people are coming to Uganda for independent adoptions. Any advice as far as you being on the ground, any agencies you can speak positively of? I love the blogs you listed (thanks!), I just know there is a lot to be said for what people like you on the ground would say. I am thankful for your journey and blog, I am a nurse too and was immediately drawn to your journey! Thanks for sharing what God has done. Any advice would be great! We are open to HIV too & I appreciate the info you listed! God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Diana - I am a friend of the Hagertys and an AP to Payton (age 2, domestic infant adoption) and Bunte (age 4, Ethiopia older child adoption). Don’t know how helpful my blog will be, but it is kemperkite.blogspot.com.

    Thanks,
    DianaReplyCancel

  • CIndy - I would love to be added to your blogroll. We, as you know…LOL, have a daughter from Uganda and a daughter from Ethiopia as well. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Neufeld - HI.. our blog focuses both on our ministry and our family. We live and work as Missionaries in Mozambique, where we have adopted one child and hope to adopt another soon.
    HeatherReplyCancel

  • Heather Neufeld - Hey there- our blog is about our ministry and our family together, but we have adopted from Mozambique (where we live and work as Missionaries), you can us to the list if you like!ReplyCancel

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