15 Adoption and Foster Care Blogs
I absolutely loved hosting the #adoptionstory series during the month of November. Getting to know the families was such a fun experience. Reading all of their stories inspired me to create a list of adoption and foster care blogs to share with others. My hope is that it will be a resource for other foster/adoptive families. As questions come up or as challenges arise, maybe one of these blogs can provide ideas, encouragement, and networks. More than anything, I hope you will find comfort by reading about other families who are experiencing a similar season or who have been able to come out on the other side!
As you read through this list, you will find a description of the blog author(s) and a summary of what the blog is about. Many of these bloggers have posts on a variety of subjects, but I tried to pick out specific topics you might find helpful in regards to foster care and/or adoption.
(There are so many great blogs out there! I will most likely have to write another post to include even more that I come across. If you know of any more great foster care and/or adoption bloggers….please be sure to leave it in the comments!!! I would love to add to my list.)
So for all of my fellow Google (and Pinterest) searchers out there, here is a list of 15 Adoption/Foster Care Blogs!
Topics: Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Foster Care, Faith
This blog is actually written by a number of contributors. They are all mommas who have chosen adoption and/or foster care. Together, they bring time tested advice, suggestions, and support seasoned with love and grace. I just love this blog because they address a variety of topics that adoptive/foster families can relate to.
Topics: Faith, Adoption, Infertility, and Motherhood
Tyler, and her husband, Cary recently went through the process of adoption…twice. And now…after five years of infertility, they are expecting Baby K #3! On their blog, she shares her heart on faith, adoption, infertility & motherhood.
Tyler also writes at Adoption Strong, which is how I discovered her site!
Topics: International Adoption, Children from Hard Places, Special Needs
Cheri and her husband, Bob, have five children. They were all adopted from Russian orphanages (at ages 5-14). Her children are now grown and they are blessed have with eleven grandchildren.
I am encouraged by Cheri because she relates to adopting older children from hard places. It is also nice to hear someone’s perspective who is now on the “other side” of raising adopted children.
Topics: Support, Theraplay®, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)®, Adoption, Special Needs
Natalie is a foster care + adoption social worker at a local agency, and more importantly, a mama to three boys via domestic and international adoption. She has more than five years of experience working with adoptive parents. She graduated from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis with a Master’s of Social Work and a specialization in children, youth, and families.
She has a passion for equipping adoptive families. She is trained in Theraplay® with a focus in attachment-based therapeutic parenting for adoptive children, and she is especially experienced with the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)® and other methods pioneered by Karyn Purvis.
If you are a foster parent or if you have adopted a child from a hard place, definitely check out this blog! Foster and adoptive families will not only find resources on this blog. Natalie also provides services for families who may need coaching.
Topics: Foster Care, Faith, Family
Dropping Anchors is a foster care blog created by a group of foster mamas from all over North America. I love this blog particularly because you get to hear stories and thoughts about adoption and foster care from different viewpoints of various women. This blog is a great resource to anyone who fosters or anyone who adopts through foster care.
Topics: Adoption, Foster Care, Family, Faith
I discovered this blog through the wonderful world of Pinterest. I kept seeing pins from Foster 2 Forever all over my feed, so of course, I had to check it out!
Penelope Webster is a midlife mom with young boys adopted from foster care. Throughout her foster care journey, she and her husband have also been foster parents to 20 other children (infant to age 12). On her blog, she shares the struggles and joys of being foster parents and eventually becoming a forever family! She also shares parenting tips and other tidbits from her life. Needless to say, this blog offers a wealth of information and resources!! (You will also want to follow her on Pinterest!)
Topics: Family, Foster Care, Adoption, Mercy -Centered Living
You will enjoy this blog! Jamie has such a fun way of writing about her life as a bio mom to two kids, foster/”definitely-for-now-maybe-forever”/pre-adoptive mom to two littles, and short-term foster mom to whichever baby needs a home this week. My 4+ kids make for some light-heart musings and heavier broodings on foster care, gospel-centered parenting, and mission-focused family.
You can read about her journey into foster care here.
I also love the fact that Jamie has a store on her site where 100% of proceeds go to creating journey bags for new foster children and other foster care related causes and advocacy.
Topics: Foster Care, Adoption, Orphan Care Ministry
If you are a foster parent or if you are a ministry leader in your church, you NEED to subscribe to this blog!!!
Jason and his wife have four daughters and their lives have been radically impacted by foster care and adoption. They are currently a licensed foster family in the state of Texas. Jason’s passion is to encourage and inspire families no matter where they are in their foster care and adoption journey and he longs to see the gospel catalyze a movement of orphan care within the Church across the country around the world.
Jason is the author of ALL IN Orphan Care and The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care . I have personally read The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care and it is a GREAT resource for a support group!
Topics: Adoption, Special Needs
Jenni started Joyful Journey Mom as an adoption journal blog, but over the last four years it has become a blog about special needs, adoption and all her favorite things. Her and her husband have 6 children by birth and adoption.
I love how Jenni describes her children as having invisible disabilities and visible differences. Their daughter, Eve, has a genetic disorder that they strive to learn more about, and their youngest daughter has spinal cord tumors.
In this blog, you will see Jenni’s passion for orphan care, advocating for children with special needs and making our world as inclusive as humanly possible. Jenni also contributes at the Firefly Garden regularly and she has also been featured onThe Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy and Sparrow Fund blog.
Topics: Domestic Adoption, Relationship with Birth Moms
Kristin and her husband have three kids they adopted as newborns. All three of her adoptions have been independent, open adoptions. first adoption was an independent, private adoption. I specifically love Kristin’s heart for birth moms.
On her blog, Kristin write a variety of posts, but she has a number of posts specifically about adoption. Be sure to check them out, here.
Kristin also has a book called, Peace in the Process. In this book, she shares the story of God’s faithfulness through a season of infertility, three adoption processes, and the days since. In the latest edition of her book, she includes contributions from other adoptive moms, her children’s birth moms, and resources for families who want to grow through adoption and the people who support them. This would definitely be a great read for anyone pursuing adoption.
Topics: Faith, Family, Adoption, Raising Children
Naomi and her husband, John, have 6 kids. They adopted – and they, God willing, will again.
Living Out 127 is her family mission to live out God’s word – specifically Psalm 127 and James 1:27. She writes about homeschooling, foster care and adoption. Her prayer for her readers is that they will find resources and space that offer their heart hope, authenticity, and solidarity.
Naomi also has some upcoming projects that are very exciting!
She is in the process of writing an illustrated book about a multicultural adoptive family called The King Kids Everyday Adventures.
Coming soon, Naomi will be releasing a 5 module e-course designed to help foster and adoptive families feel confident in the preparation of their hearts and homes. If you want to be the first to know when this releases, be sure to sign up here.
Topics: Faith, International Adoption, Special Needs
I actually came to know of Lori because of her weekly link up called Moments of Hope. She featured one of my posts on her blog, which is how I learned she was an adoptive momma.
Lori and her husband have three children. They adopted their daughter from Bulgaria a little over six years ago. This precious child was almost five years old when she came home after having spent her life in a Bulgarian orphanage. Her beginnings were filled with trauma, neglect, and malnutrition. Upon her arrival, Lori and her husband realized their new daughter had a number of physical and emotional issues that would need specialized care. Each day, they work with many specialists to bring healing and hope to their little one. Their hope and belief if that God will someday work through all of these doctors and in His time, make their precious little girl emotionally whole again. Read more about her adoption story here.
Lori writes about a variety of faith-based topics, but you can find a list of her adoption posts here.
Topics: Foster Care, Adoption, Social Work, Special Needs
I first “met” Amanda when she nominated me for a Liebster Award. Her nomination was such an encouragement to me, considering I had only been blogging for about 4 months at the time!
Amanda provides a unique perspective into the word of foster care and adoption, because in addition to being an adoptive parent and a foster parent, she is also a social worker who runs an adoption agency. She is a mom to 8 kiddos and four of them are under the age of 4. Her posts offer a wonderful glimpse inside of the world of adoption, foster care, social work, and special needs.
Topics: Faith, Bible Study, International Adoption
Sarah is a momma to 5 little ones! Her youngest two are adopted from China.
When you hop over to Sarah’s blog, you will see that she specifically writes to encourage readers in their study of God’s word. But if you type in “adoption” in the search bar…you will get a big ol’ list of her adoption posts. (Or just click here….because I did it for you. You can thank me later!) I specifically love this post where she shares adoption resources!
Topics: Foster Care, Adoption, Therapeutic Parenting
Another blogger I discovered on Pinterest is April Bean. She and her husband, Mr. Bean, are foster parents to four precious kids and adoptive parents to Little Bean. April is passionate about advocating for foster children with a heart for therapeutic parents.
Like I said…I know there are so many more blogs that can be added to this list (a future blog post, for sure). Take some time to check out each of these great resources and be sure to share with anyone you know who is fostering and/or adopting.