The 6 Best Blogs On Older Child Adoption

Consider these blogs your new best friend.

Jennifer Mellon February 16, 2017

When you’re looking to adopt an older child or you have adopted an older child, you need all the resources you can get. Check out these seasoned parents for all the information, advice, and stories you could possibly need.

I Was A Foster Kid
2. I Was A Foster Kid

This is a wonderful blog written by LT who emancipated from the foster care system at age 18. Although her blog no longer features current posts, she has a wonderful landing page on Tips for Those Involved with the Foster Care System.

Just A Minute, Mom
3. Just A Minute, Mom

Vickie, the blog’s author is the mom of seven. She and her husband have also been foster parents to teens, special needs siblings and a terminally ill baby who passed away with them. This blog is wonderful for anyone who is considering older child adoption or adopting an aging out child.

Check out her blog here.

The Bergey Bunch
4. The Bergey Bunch

The Bergey Bunch is written by Selina Bergey, a mom of 9 children who chose with her husband to build their family through older child adoption, adoption after disruption, and younger child adoption from child, as well as through birth. Her honesty and transparency through each adoption experience and their family’s everyday adventures takes the reader on a journey of love and courage. Selina’s experiences in raising her family will provide support in knowing you are not alone on your adoption journey.

This is a wonderful blog by the mother of two older children adopted from the foster care system who have suffered from trauma. Her social worker called her hyper vigilant and thus her blog began. Follow her honest experiences raising two sons and the adventures, joys and challenges that arise.

You can check out the blog here.

Adeye Salem
6. Adeye Salem

Adeye is the married mother of nine children. Three are biological sons, two special needs daughters from China, two older children with special needs adopted from Bulgaria and and two children with Down Syndrome from Ukraine. The stories of their adoptions, strong faith and vulnerable posts about how to live life to fullest with medically fragile children will captivate the reader for hours on end.

Check out her blog here!

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Jennifer Mellon

Jennifer Mellon has worked in the child welfare field for more than a decade, serving in varying capacities as the Executive Director and Chief Development Officer of Joint Council on International Children's Services (JCICS) and the Corporate Communications Program Manager for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Jennifer has served on the Board of the Campagna Center, which provides critical educational services to children and families in the DC Metro Area and on the Development Committee for the National Council for Adoption. She is the mom of three children and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

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