By Chloe Briggs

1. Foster The Family

In short: This blog focuses primarily on foster care and adoption, one of her more popular posts:

In their words: A blog about a family that “brings up a child (make that children) that is not one’s own by birth” “I am/am interested in becoming/am intrigued by these strange people known as foster moms and want to read a blog about about someone who fosters the(ir) family.” Synonyms: a blog about getting involved in foster/adoption/orphan care, the craziness of our little band.

2. Rage Against The Minivan by Kristen Howerton

In short: Mother to 4, both adopted and biological, Haiti and foster care adoption, her blog covers both adoption and motherhood musings.

In her words: Rage Against the Minivan explores transracial adoption, race, politics, faith, motherhood, international adoption, foster care adoption, and identity.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Foster Moms

In short: Discusses foster care, transracial adoption, and same-sex parenting

In their words: We are two moms; 1 artist + 1 therapist. Foster care. Transracial adoption. Same-sex parenting. The junction of clinical and creative. We believe exposure to the normal lives of diverse families is important. Join us from the beginning or fast forward to our big announcement.

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