Wednesday, September 27, 2006

International Blog Stories

International Adoption Stories: Adoption and International Adoption information and personal stories.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Mary, Mom of 8, 4 from Korea and Ethiopia

Learn about her life in Owl Haven and learn more about Ethiopian adoption at Ethiopian Adoption.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Welcome to Donna

Donna introduces herself this way:

I am the adoptive mother of Christopher (24). Jenna (21). Sam(15) and Mack (14). Mack is actually my stepson who my husband and his ex-wife adopted at birth. Christopher and Jenna are now on their own - of course, they are never really on their own :). My ex-husband and I adopted Sam when he was six years old. After his adoption we received diagnoses of CAPD, SID, LD. mood disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Later we received the diagnosis of FASD to which all of the others are secondary. Mack had a diagnosis of ADHD when I married his dad. Since then he has received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, ODD, and possible RAD. I suspect FASD and recently found the paperwork from the interview with the birthmother that the social worker did for adoption. The birthmother admits to drinking during the first trimester and the note at the bottom indicates that she is alcohol and drug dependent and was in treatment at age 15. So, I am on a mission to get the correct diagnosis.

I would like to be a part of this blog to share adoption experiences and other daily adventures with others in the adoption world. You can read about her life at The Second Time Around.

Adoptive Mom to Two Kids with FAS

Stefany writes this in her blog profile:

I am a mom to four wonderful children. My oldest girls are 18 and 21 years old. My two "babies" are adopted through foster care and are both eight years old. They both have fetal alcohol syndrome and other disablities. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 21 years. My family keep me busy........never a dull moment here! I enjoy my work with NOFAS CT. My blog shares our ups and downs and a view into our family life!

You can read all about it at My Daily Reflections.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Mom to 32

Sharon tells of her family life in Mega Family Living.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Single Adoptive Mom of 6 Boys

Jennifer tells about their crazy life in her blog The Brothers Gwin.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

This Woman's Work

In her about me section, the author of This Woman's Work writes;

I have two kids and a delightfully odd husband, Brett. My children are Noah (born to us in 1997) and Madison (born to her first mom, Jessica, in 2004 and brought to our family through a domestic, open adoption). They are my inspiration and also the reason I don’t get more done around here. Pre-Noah, I had a couple of miscarriages and pre-Madison I had a whole lot of miscarriages. My fertility challenges and our adoption story inspire a lot of my writing.

She is joining us at Adoption Blog Central.

Adoptive and Foster Parent of One Shares Blog

Michelle joined us today. She has also posted on the Adoption Think Tank this week.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Mom of Ten Shares Blog

Beth, mom of ten (8 by birth, 2 by adoption) shares her life with us in her blog The Pan Clan.

Pre-adptive Parent's Blog

Remember what it was like BEFORE you were matched? Maerlowe shares her daily wait with us in her blog Spotted Dog Turn.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Welcome, Angie

Angie tells about life with four adopted kids, some with FASD, on All in a Day.

Adding Another Blog

Linda is letting us add her blog, though she says it isn’t always adoption related.