Happy You, Happy Family
Come here when you’re at your wit’s end and need advice from someone who’s been there. Come here when you’re having a hard day and just need to know you’re not alone. Come to this page when your kid does something unbearably sweet, and you don’t want to annoy all your Facebook friends by gushing.
Because your fellow parents and me? We’re here for you on the hard days and the good ones, too. In this community, we listen. We accept. We lift each other up.
No Hands But Ours: China special needs adoption
No Hands But Ours began as a sliver of a dream in 2004, when Stefanie, now a mother of 13 (9 from China), was in the process of pursuing her first adoption from China. Stefanie struggled to find adequate resources for researching special needs, and was frustrated by the lack of availability of real-life information from other parents of special needs children. In late 2008 – and three SN adoptions later – her dream of a site to encourage, equip and support families adopting special needs children from China was finally realized.
Collaborating in this effort are these adoptive moms and dads contributing their time and talents to maximize the reach and impact of this site.
Adoptive Black Mom
AdoptiveBlackMom is a blogger writing about her journey as a recent adoptive parent to a teenaged daughter.
Bounceback Parenting® will help you see the challenges in parenting as opportunities for growth and building resilience. You’ll discover why connection, not perfection wins the day, and you’ll be relieved to find that you can be a work in progress and still be a fantastic mom or dad to your kids.
To inform and promote adoption through foster care by documenting our fostering adventures.
The Ella Foundation
The ELLA Foundation is a 501(c)3 based in Savannah, Ga whose mission is to aid those who have been affected by violence, mental illness, and/or the criminal justice system. To that end, we educate, support, and advocate for trauma survivors, those with a mental health diagnosis, and those who have been adjudicated or incarcerated.
Confessions of an Adoptive Parent
We are committed to sharing our story honestly and openly in the hope that families like ours will feel the strength of like-minded community. When we are strong as parents, we can support our children well.
Foster the Family
Foster the Family exists to support and encourage foster and adoptive families, mobilize and equip the community and church for foster care and adoption, and advocate for vulnerable children.
Family Hope Center
We applied the knowledge we gained during our clinical work and careers to help our children overcome their respective challenges. The results didn’t happen overnight. It took years of learning, dedication, patience, love, and continued faith in the brain’s ability to heal.
The result of this journey is that we have two perspectives to share with you—one as professionals and the other as parents. We have been in a similar situation and recognize what you have been going through and how resilient you can be. We are committed to you and want to share the knowledge, personal experiences, and neurological strategies we have gained to help you become empowered and productive neuro-parents. We invite you to contact us with your questions and look forward to seeing you at one of our future webinars or parent training conferences.
Holes in the Wall | Documenting parent abuse
Initially more widely used, the term parent abuse has now generally been superseded by other phrases: child to parent violence (CPV), adolescent violence in the home (AVITH), and child (or adolescent) to parent violence and abuse (CPVA / APVA) being perhaps the most widely used. It is generally defined as a pattern of behaviour, instigated by a child, using verbal, physical, psychological or financial means to gain power and control over a parent or carer
Mix and Match Mama | Shay Shull
I’m a cookbook author, lifestyle blogger, travel agency owner, wife and mama who loves making every day special for my family. From holidays to regular days, I like to spend time with my girlfriends, watch Red Sox baseball, drink an insane amount of coffee, read my Bible and make a yummy dinner each night. I’m passionate about traveling, adoption, food and especially Jesus.
Hello, I’m Hannah. I help adoptive parents look after themselves and find the practical resources they need so that they are equipped to help their families thrive. I’m the adoptive mum of Joanna (10) and Charlotte (9), both of whom have additional needs. These include attachment disorders, PTSD, autism, ADHD and pFAS.
Rage Against the MiniVan
Kristen is the mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption, and has been blogging at Rage Against the Minivan as a coping skill since 2006. If you are looking for a blog with great ideas for kids, amazing craft inspiration, scrapbooking help, and stunning photography, then AWESOME. There are a lot of those blogs out there. You should go find them.
Here, you might find musings about the impact of the skinny jean on Kristen’s self-esteem, her tendency to spill food on her laptop, and her inappropriate crush on Jon Stewart. She also indulges in sleep-deprived rants about parenting, poop, adoption, politics, race, religion, social justice, and various other subjects that her mother warned her not to discuss in public.
The Glass House
Real life, real solutions. Adoption, Autism and Foster Care.
Full Time Tired
Full Time Tired is about our experience as an adoptive and foster family. We write about our struggles and occasionally our successes as parents, we review books, interview interesting people, invite guest posts, and produce some nifty “home-made” downloadable resources.
Sarah Fisher Coaching
During my journey I’ve learnt to support my son with his anxiety and have stopped some of his unacceptable behaviours. These weren’t because he is a naughty or horrible child because he’s not, but he was very distressed, due to past trauma, and anxious and didn’t know how to show his emotions. Through the use of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) we have changed our family around and my son is now more confident and understands how to appropriately express his emotions. It hasn’t been an easy or smooth road, but we’ve come through it and I’m passionate about helping other families do the same.
See Jamie Blog
My life goals in four words: live real, love hard.I write about homeschooling, mom-life, healthy living, DIY projects, books we adore, introvert life, and whatever else is on my heart.
Al Coates – Adoption: Fostering : Social Work
I try to speak for adopters in different places in relation to the support that we’d like and testify to the challenges of caring for children who’ve seen a rough side of life. I write a blog, co host a podcast and have more opinions than I ought that I share.
Love Never Quits
Gina Heumann is the author of the upcoming book, Love Never Quits – Surviving & Thriving After Infertility, Adoption, and Reactive Attachment Disorder, which is due to be released in the summer of 2019.