Top Foster Care Adoption Blogs

The best thing about these blogs is the names. With gems like, "Am I Nuts?", "Other People's Kids", and "What Was I Thinking? you know that you're about to read some great blogs. Family foster care and foster care adoption is a stressful job, but it's also a rewarding one. We all need a safe place to vent, and these bloggers have found their safe spot on the web.

  • 01 of 08
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    From the site: "Michelle Vandepas is a Foster-Adopt Stay at Home Mom, writer and now a blogger. She has been published in several national magazines including Fostering Families Magazine." What I like about Michelle is the fact that she writes about her life. It's fun to read as she shares about the children that she fosters. Great blog!

  • 02 of 08

    One of the things that I like about this blog is the fact that it is written by a man. I love reading a foster dad's perspective. I also like the fact that he grew up with parents that fostered over 100 kids.

  • 03 of 08

    This blogger has a very interesting and unique foster care story to share. From the blogger: "My family doing foster care since 2000. We are a fostering family. Our original family of 4 (Mom, Dad, and two boys) has since added 3 boys. All came to us as teenagers, and all are gay. This is a place for me to think out loud, and maybe get feedback from people who foster and parents of gay and lesbian kids."

  • 04 of 08

    This blogger has many viewpoints into the world of foster kids. He has worked with foster children as a CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Big Brother, and through juvenile probation. He is also a new adoptive father to an 11-year-old girl. From the Blogger: "My blog will focus on what the system is like now, and how we can all help to change it to a more child-friendly and supportive system." A very informative blog.

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  • 05 of 08

    A blog written by a lesbian couple who just recently received their foster care license. From the Bloggers: "This blog will outline our journey, and describe both the challenges and successes of becoming a foster family. We hope to make this blog a resource for both current and prospective foster parents. We hope that our blog will provide a more balanced viewpoint, and will encourage others to participate."

  • 06 of 08

    This blogger began fostering when she was 24-years-old. Now that she is married, she and her husband have decided last August to commit to a long- term foster placement. Follow her along as they journey through different foster placements.

  • 07 of 08

    From the Blogger: "Just the journal of my life. I don't really have anyone I can vent to in real life, so I decided to at least get it out of my system and vent online. Being a mommy and foster mommy to seven kids, it's not a good idea to keep all this stuff bottled up. In the course of my day I deal with several forms of ADHD, PTSD,Hemophilia, Communications Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and possible Autistic behavior. Life is never dull in my household!"

  • 08 of 08

    A single, lesbian woman in California offers this great blog of a single woman beginning the fostering process. To answer the question - yes, you are, but we are all nuts, and foster anyway!