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15 of the Most Inspiring Adoption Bloggers

By Diana Stone |

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Finishing up our homestudy paperwork the other night, I suddenly realized I didn’t know about many adoption bloggers. And with a homestudy done, I wanted to know more about what happened after all of this – to other adoptive parents.

What do parents do during the wait of a child referral to them? Do most people have the same questions and fears that we do? How do they write on this process? What obstacles do they face along the way?

So on Facebook, I posted a question.

And some of you told me your can’t-live-without favorites. I went through them all, looking for ones that had a clear adoption story – and all of them were incredible. There are some heart wrenching, beautiful, and inspiring stories out there. From domestic to international, stories of loss and infertility, patience and determination – bust out the tissues before you click on their stories.

I know I didn’t even make a dent in the ones out there – and I’m sure I missed ones even I know about. But these 15 are ones I’m reading right now. I’d love to know about who you love (and why!) in the comments below – maybe I’ll do a “Round 2″ in the future.

So here they are, click through to read the 15 of the Most Inspiring Adoption Bloggers and why I love them:

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15 of the Most Inspiring Adoption Bloggers

Dreaming Big Dreams

Adopting 3 children both domestically and internationally, and having her own biological son, this faith filled, beautiful blog is filled with pages of the journeys to bring their children home. I love how Jamie's happiness and enthusiasm shines through about adoption and family.
Visit Dreaming Big Dreams


Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and their families’ Korean adoption in progress on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances.

Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter and Facebook.


Where This Road Has Led Us: How we decided to choose adoption

Adoption: It’s not a purchase

Adoption and Grief: Mourning a loss while planning for a future

Paper Pregnant: How adoption and pregnancy are similar

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About Diana Stone


Diana Stone

Diana Stone blogs at Diana Wrote about her life with a daughter here and three sons in heaven, life as an army wife, and her faith. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Read bio and latest posts → Read Diana's latest posts →

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16 thoughts on “15 of the Most Inspiring Adoption Bloggers

  1. Beth Anne says:

    I adore These Prices.

  2. Katie says:

    LOVE this!

  3. Michelle says:

    I don’t know if my blog is inspiring or not!! But it is I blogged for a long time and recently started back up again. Three of the four children I am raising are adopted from foster care. My oldest, 16, is in a residential treatment facility. My youngest, 7, is going through chemotherapy for a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis..her birthmother also had this disorder and passed it along to her, although we did not know at the time of her adoption. She has two remaining brain tumors, one on each optic nerve. I’m 33 and no longer a foster parent, just raising the four we have (one stepson from my husband of a year and a half.) and dealing with the day to day of being a mom!

  4. findingmagnolia says:

    You are so sweet to include me! I am so looking forward to seeing your adoption journey progress. :)

  5. lauren casper says:

    Thank you so much for including my blog in this list! What an honor!

  6. Muzik Arias says:

    Hi I am an adoptee that is thankful for being adopted. I believe had a purpose being in my mom’s life just as your child will in yours. Thank you for being a hero to a child as my mom is to me. Please checkout my journey

  7. Rebecca Hawkes says:

    I’m happy to see Bumber’s Bumblings on this list (it’s a favorite blog of mine), but this list is really a list of adoptive and hopeful adoptive parent bloggers, not “adoption bloggers.” There are tons of inspiring adoptee and first parent bloggers out there, too. I encourage you to explore them as well. For anyone interested in exploring a more comprehensive range of adoption blogs I recommend either of the following listings:

    Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy, and then click around and discover your own favorites. So many important voices out there!

    Rebecca Hawkes
    (blogging as an adoptee and adoptive mom at

  8. Monika says:

    Four of my favorite adoptive mom blogs are not on this list. Check them out! :) See Theo Run (, Love Is Not a Pie (, Production, Not Reproduction (, and Three Cats and a Baby ( I blog as well, but I’m a birthmom in an open adoption with my daughter and her parents, so I don’t think you’re looking for bloggers like me. :) Check out the blog roll at Open Adoption Bloggers ( for many more wonderful adoptive parent blogs. :)

  9. Misty Pratt says:

    I would also add Attack of the Redneck Mommy (proudly Canadian!) You have to go back to read her adoption story, but it’s compelling. She has also experienced the loss of a child…

  10. Maggie says:

    Check out the above link to my blog as well! This is just one post of many on my blog “Pink Shoes” about adoption. This particular one happened to be written by daughter’s birth-grandma and it’s a gift that I’m so thankful I can give her one day!

  11. Laurie says:

    A friend sent me this link on FB. I had no idea!! That is very sweet of you to feature me. I love blogging and being recognized for it in any way is an honor, so thank you very much!


  12. Misty @ The Family Math says:

    So thrilled that you included The Cook Commentary! Jana and Kenny are college friends of mine, and they are such awesome parents to their two boys!

  13. stacy of ksw says:

    So glad someone created a list like this, I am often asked for a list like this, please don’t forget Shannan from Flower Patch Farmgirl <3 <3 <3

  14. Lauren says:

    You should do a blog roll call of birth mothers! There are sine amazing stories out there!!

  15. Dana says:

    I blog about older child adoption at

  16. Rachel says:

    Adopting from India?

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