The MARE website is the place where you’ll find the information you need. It’s a great resource for events, conferences, webinars, and, of course, the photolisting of waiting kids.
A blog, on the other hand, is a place to turn for the stories you want to hear. This blog, in particular, will be a landing spot for families to share their experiences with foster care adoption and for readers to empathize, commiserate, relate to, and see ourselves in the stories of others.
The heart of this blog will be the stories, so please send them in! We are looking for all kinds: how you decided to adopt, how you met your kids, the waiting, the matching, the building of your family, what you thought it would be like and what it’s really been like. We’re interested in hearing what issues have surfaced for your family: race, religion, culture, birth family (yours and theirs), learning challenges and successes, educating others about adoption, trauma, and your kids.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas and we’ll work together to get your story out there. I look forward to creating this blog with all of you.