THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Please Support My New Adoption Community Blog...

Today I want to let you know that it is time to launch my new blog. It has been on my mind for a while now. The blog is meant to be an informational site for families who are interested in or have adopted internationally. The focus in not solely China, but all countries. On the right sidebar, countries will be segmented and blogs of families who would like to be accessible will be listed. So, for example, my blog will be under China. I am going to give families the opportunity to e-mail with another family who has experience in the country that they are hoping to adopt from. So, for example, if a family e-mails me that they would like to correspond with a family about some questions they have about adoption in Russia, I will connect them with an experienced family.
Which leads me to asking for help...as I always do from all of you.

1) I know that several of you have already volunteered to be listed under your country. Thank you! Please leave a comment if you are willing to be listed under your country.

2) Would some of you volunteer to be an informational family who would help another family with questions about their dossier or the adoption process?

3) Also, most of the families I know are adopting from China. If any of you are friends with wonderful families who think may be willing to participate and are adopting from other countries, could you ask them to contact me?

4) Lastly, I would like to have some helpful links on the blog for families. I am looking for a Shaohannah's Hope link and any others you think would be good.



Please visit the new blog and let me know what you think. The address is: internationaladoptionfamilies.blogspot.com


20 comments:

Special K said...

Of course, I'm willing to be listed on your blog and I'd be happy to provide support for anyone who needs it.

Special K said...

LOL - I just checked and I'm already there. Heehee.

Steffie B. said...

You know that I am in....and should we proceed with another country....you'll be the first to know.

Loved spending time with you yesterday.....you lifted my spirits and I left our favorite lunch spot smiling!

hugs....

Tracey & Mike said...

What a great idea Kimberely! Good luck! (I'm not sure if I would be much help as a contact since I know things are fairly different between the American & Canadian process, but I'm here if you need me!)

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Hi RMJ,

Just got your email. Love the new blog idea. Please add me, I would love to help spread the word about how truly wonderful adoption is. If you need any more info, please drop me a line. Hope you are doing well. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Michelle said...

Are you asking waiting families too. or just those who are Home? I would love to be involved. Although my blog hasn't really been much about adoption as of late. Let me know. I would love to be included.

Pam and Jeff said...

Totally willing to beon your blog. :)

Jewels of My Heart said...

I just think this is so wonderful! Here is the link to Shaohannah's Hope
http://members.shaohannahshope.org/site/PageServer?pagename=abt_home&JServSessionIdr007=mopxjvn1p2.app14a

I also have a few books that I would like to recomend. I will get you the list if you want to share them with others.

OH MY #6 said...

add me add me!

lea

Truly Blessed said...

Kimberley,

Here's a link you should check out for the new blog -- lots of great info here!

http://www.informedadoptions.com/

See you tomorrow at ABC? The DV picnic is after the 11:00 svc, maybe Eli wants to go?

Mom To Six said...

We've adopted twice from China and also a domestic adoption from the US. Please count us in.

We are praying (and hoping) that we can now bring home another little one from one of the African countries.

Gonna check out your site. What a great idea!!

Lauren said...

I will check that out!!

Dannye said...

count me in....I'll volunteer to help out in any way I can...and info I know I'd love to share

You are so sweet to be doing this!! Always thinking of others!!!

Lots of Love and Hugs!!

-Dannye

mommy24treasures said...

of course I will help in any way. Thank you for asking.

mommy24treasures said...

Jacob and Chloe are from Guatemala and even though they are temporarily closed there is always the chance they will open again. I am praying, for the sake of the children...If you want to add us there and China...

Rachael said...

Kimberley,

Love the new site. I'd be happy to be listed under Russia. Also, since we adopted an older child, our situation is a little unique. Sometimes people considering that have questions and concerns about what to expect. I wonder if you'd consider also having a separate section for "older children" or "school age children" adoptions. In turn, (though I can't help you here) what about a "special needs" section.

Good luck with the site! Again, always happy to help however.

Rachael

Andrea said...

I'm willing to be linked to your blog. My daughter is from Guatemala, and our adoption agency is Christian World Adoption at www.cwa.org.

The Shocks said...

I would be willing to be listed on the blog for China special needs and dossier help.

jennifer said...

What a great idea! Count me in.

Heather said...

Kimberley - we are happy to be listed:) Our situation was unique because only one parent travelled for our Hannah and I love answering one traveller questions.

Your follow through amazes me - I think this is truly awesome.

Is it okay if I put the graphic on my blog?

It might be helpful to link to a reputable attachment site and also some books on attachment and adopted related issues. One of my favorites is Adoption Parenting, Creating a Toolbox.

Hope you are having a blessed week - I have been incommunicato with the girls' activities and the chaos that is May and June...it is so nice to be back!

Hugs,
Heather