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Adoption stories: a blogging carnival

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For National Adoption Week, I wanted to feature more than my perspective of adoption, so I tweeted and blogged an invitation for guest posts and links to blogs from others with a different experience of adoption. I have been amazed and flattered at how generously people have shared their stories. Some have made for quite emotional reading.

adult and child holding handsThere are blogs from adoptees, birth family, adopters at all stages in the process and families thinking about adoption, but the whole spectrum of adoption is by no means covered.

Jo and Greg tell their very different stories of adoption and reunion and for both, how adoption features in their adulthood. Adoption diary describes how one family have made the decision to adopt and start the process, and Blake describes factors they’ve taken into account in their adoption decisions. Tami talks about the difficulties of the in limbo stage of waiting for placement and Me, Him & Junior describe the unbelievable excitement of embarking on the introductions and meeting your child for the first time. QTandme gives a fab account of how to deal with some tactless comments from strangers and Judy writes an amazing blog about parenting, adoption and transracial families. 

Adoption is something that affects a huge number of people in some way. I was once told that 1 in 10 people are directly affected by adoption. Every experience is individual, for some it is postive, others negative and for others a mixture of the two. It is so hard to be representative of every situation but by blogging, writing and telling our stories we can hopefully build an understanding of the lifelong impact of adoption.

Thanks again to all the guest bloggers. If you’re reading this and would like to add your experience, please comment or email me.

If you’re on the lookout for more National Adoption Week blog collections  here’s some more links: BAAF blogs and how to laugh in the face of it all.

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Written by adoptresources

November 5, 2010 at 1:58 am

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rosie Day, Fiona Strachan and Naomi Richards, Fiona Strachan. Fiona Strachan said: read some amazing adoption stories on my blog carnival http://ht.ly/34Pf3 Thanks to everyone who added their story #nationaladoptionweek […]


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