So with Maryam still taking a break, The Adoption and Fostering Round Up this time falls to me, Sarah from The Puffin Diaries. As the other half of The Adoption Social and #WASO, Vicki from The Boys Behaviour being the other, I do get to read lots of blogs surrounding the subject of adoption. I find it inspirational and I’m always learning new things about the process or gaining great advice from other peoples experiences. As a blogger myself, I find the support that I gain through blogging about adoption is incredibly important to me, and I often feel relieved that others have shared my experiences or can even just relate to them. That’s enough about me, here’s more about great blogs to read…
I said I find some of these blogs inspirational, and that is definitely true of my first blog, Last Mother a lady who first became an adopter over 15 years ago. Her wealth of experience and knowledge frequently knocks my socks off, and she writes about issues that are often difficult to find first hand information on. Two such examples, Adopting a Child that’s been Through Disruption and Splitting Up Siblings which comes in three extensive parts.
My next blog is one that it’s easy to dip in and out of, as you laugh and cry along with The Family of Five . Mum blogs regularly about living with 3 girls, adopted siblings, and the trials and tribulations of their everyday life. Some posts are just a short excerpt about their day and others are a good length tale from their world. The post I’ve linked to is a little one about “sneezing”, in which mum’s understanding of her girls shines through. I also love her imaginative use of images, although this one is without one, check out other posts to see what I mean.
I know Vicki mentioned All Aboard the Truama Train last month, and a post by adoptive mum Amanda. I’d like to draw your attention to a post by Amanda’s adopted daughter, eighteen year old, Jazz. All her posts wow me with their brutal honesty and none more so than this recent post on matters of the heart. Jazz does struggle with dyslexia which is why I admire her even more, for putting it down exactly as she sees it and posting it for us all to read. Well done Jazz you are a star.
There is one blog that can always put a smile on my face, a blog where the Two Mum’s approach to parenting is so positive and full of love. I’m sure that this poem I’ve linked too will do the same for you.
And whilst we talk about smiling I’d like to just do a quick bit of promotion for one of The Adoption Social Link ups. On a Monday we have #MemoryBox where you find bloggers linking up with post about all those little positive moments that make it all worthwhile. So if you need to lift your spirits why not take a look, or if you’re a blogger, we’d love you to join in.
Finally and I’m not sure whether this is allowed as it’s for Britmums, but I’d like to draw your attention to two international adoption blogs I enjoy. The first is Sister Wish, written by a now grown up adoptee of an open adoption (much more common in America where this blogger is from). I often find her emotive style of writing can give great insight into how my adopted children may feel about certain situations.
And finally to a lady I love along with her blog, Canadian based Lindsey at Grey Street , for being creative in her parenting and blogging the truth all the time.
So that’s my round up, phew, I made it through. It only leaves one more thing to be said and that is that I have only mentioned a fraction of the blogs I love to read but you can find more of them by visiting The Adoption Social and our Friday link up, The Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO
Sarah who writes at The Puffin Diaries is an adoptive mum of two boys. She came to blogging just over a year ago and has since enjoyed writing about her family and the activities they get up too. This includes a wide range of subjects surrounding adoption, poems, living with depression, cooking and food plus lots of photography. Sarah is also co-founder of The Adoption Social and is very grateful to have found a very supportive adoption community through blogging and twitter.