7 Inspiring Foster Care Adoption Blogs

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The foster care system can be difficult for children, teenagers, and adults. The challenges you face, the triumphs and the heartaches, and every experience in between are shared by many other families

Some of those families share their journeys in a blog that offer inspiration and provide readers with unique voices and perspectives from foster families. Through these online journals, you will learn that family foster care and adoption is a stressful job, but it's also very rewarding.

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Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

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Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

Confessions of an Adoptive Parent is where Mike and Kristin Berry offer hope, support, and validation to families experiencing adoption. The couple has been married for over 17 years and is raising eight adopted children. 

The blog offers great insights into foster care and adoption. Parents will find plenty of inspiring stories and many that may sound like your own family.

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Ni Hao Y'all

The Ni Hao Y'all blog is written by Stefanie, a blogger and photographer who is the mom of 13 kids. Stefanie is an orphan advocator who writes about her faith, adoption experience, family life, and more. 

The blog covers tough subjects like special needs adoption, including clubfoot, down syndrome, and dwarfism. It is filled with encouraging stories and adorable kids.

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My Real Kid

Formerly known as Adopting Charlie, My Real Kid is a blog dedicated to the life as a transracial adoptive mom. The blog discusses her adoption story, topics of race, and information about adoptive parenting. 

Entries like, "Mommy, my hair is weird and I'm brown," and "Why I want my son to know his birth family," talk about the real-life situations many adoptive mothers experience every day.

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Heart Cries

Heart Cries is an adoption blog written by Rebekah, a blogger and mother of five. Rebekah supports open adoption and enjoys a faith-based life.

In the blog entries, she talks about her personal adoption stories and the foster adoption process. She also offers seasonal recipes that she and her kids are eating. These include fun personalized ratings from each of them, making them that much more fun to read.

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Lauren Casper

Lauren Casper is a mom who has been blogging since 2009 about her two adopted kids, books, and home life. Some of her most popular posts are about her son, autism, and family challenges.

In "The Hardest Part of Autism," for example, Lauren discusses the semantics around the term "disabilities." She also offers great insight into how the most difficult part about raising a child with autism is often other people.

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Foster the Family

Foster the Family discusses the ups and downs of foster care, adoption, and parenting. The blog surrounds itself around community initiatives and the true emotional challenges that come with dealing with judges and lawyers.

It is run by a gospel-centered mom who is on a mission to focus on her family and share her journey. While some entries focus on parenting questions and tips for foster care families, others include topics like gift ideas and God.

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Mama C and the Boys

Mama C and the Boys is about a family of three who came together through domestic infant adoption. The blog focuses on a blended transracial life and the process of adoption, birth, and marriage. 

The mother, Mamma C, posts about culture, natural hair, anti-racism, and more. You'll find many heart-warming posts and she offers many words of inspiration that all families can connect with.