1. Natalie Brenner
In Short: Mother to 2, both biological and adopted Domestic infant adoption
Her words: A blog space about walking through layers of grief, the beauty + hard of adoption, the mess of motherhood + marriage, and finding joy in the small moments.
2. The Full Plate
In short: Mother to 11, all adopted, domestic, Ghana, and China adoptions
Blogs about adoption, family, and motherhood
Her words: Full Plate Mom (FPM) is mom to 11. Yes, 11. Yes, they’re all hers. No, her house isn’t a daycare. No, she isn’t on a field trip. She isn’t a missionary (she likes wine too much and she swears too often). FPM is a small business owner, Advanced Practice Nurse, and waiting child advocate. In her “spare” time she enjoys running, yoga, and being an extrovert (but only on the internet, ain’t no one got time for that in real life). FPM dreams big and loves even bigger.
3. Baby Darling
In Short: Rare and unique perspective of a birth father
His Words: I started [this blog] with the intention to help Birthmothers through the very difficult decision to place their child. I started it to help any Birthfathers who are like me. I started it to help Adoptive Parents better understand our heartache. And most of all, I started it hoping that one day a little girl I call Darling, will be able to feel the love her mother and I have for her.
4. Amstel Life
In short: Birth mother perspective (open adoption)
Her words: Everything you’ve wanted to know about an open adoption written by a twenty something, Jesus loving, watermelon craving, recovering perfectionist who happens to be a birthmother.
5. Mama C and the Boys
In short: Single mother to 2 through adoption, discusses transracial adoption and motherhood
Her words: One single mother’s journal of a transracial life made all the better through adoption, birth, and chaos with consistency.
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