November 25, 2011

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National Adoption Awareness Month is meant to draw attention to the foster system and older child placement. In the spirit of NAAM, share valuable adoption-related links on your blog or social networking accounts. This could include links to adoption photolistings or adoption blogs.

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When I first adopted Elle 12 years ago, my lifeline to information was through my adoption agency. If I had questions or issues, they were always a phone call away. If I wanted to speak with other adoptive parents, the agency facilitated those conversations. But despite the ready support of my agency, I still felt alone and isolated.

Today, with computers, smart phones, iPads, and the internet, access to information is a keystroke or finger swipe away. Like Adoption.Com, there are many websites available with information covering domestic adoption, international adoption, and fostering. It is not hard to find blogs about adopting special needs children, adopting from China, or blogs about the pain of placing a child up for adoption. The internet has allowed people going through the process to share experiences with others.

If you are a Tweeter, check out National Adoption Day @natadoptionday, or @AdoptionMedia, or search for adoption related tweeters to follow…there are thousands of tweets and tweeters out there!

Or if Facebook is your thing, National Adoption Day has a fan page, as does National Adoption Month, and Adoption.Com, and so many others. These are great ways to connect with other people and find out what is going on in your community.

Many adoption agencies now have a presence on Facebook and Twitter, along with their own websites. These are great ways to learn more about adoption.

The US Department of Health and Human Services has a Child Welfare website full of information about all three sides of the adoption triad.

To find an adoption blog, start here at Adoption.Com, or just Google adoption blogs. There are so many being written that you are sure to find something that will be helpful.

The internet has changed the way people adopt. As an adoptive mother, I no longer feel so isolated because I know there are thousands of people out there who can relate to my story, who can help me with advice, or who I can help. All a click, keystroke, or swipe of a finger away.


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