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Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO Week 228

Hello and welcome to #WASO

It’s that time of the week already, so polish off those keyboards and get your blog posts ready to link up. It’s nice and simple to do, but if you need a little help then check out the post here.

It would be great if you could share a post or two as well, and we’ll do our best to share some too.

Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO Week 224

It’s #WASO time again!

How has your week been? Pleasant and calm, or challenging? We’d love if you could share your blog posts about how things are for you all?
We welcome blog posts from adoptees, adoptive parents, birth families, social workers, foster carers, therapists – in fact anyone connected in any way to adoption. So please do get involved if you can.
Here’s the linky, just fill in your details…

Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO Week 223

Coming at you every Friday – it’s #WASO time!

So we’re heading towards the end of the school holidays (in fact, the return to school has already come for many), and here at The Adoption Social we want to know how you and the children are handling it? Any reflections from the holidays? Any transition tips to share?

Whatever you’ve written about this week, we’d like you to link up below, then read and share as many posts as you can…

Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO Week 213

It’s WASO time again!

A warm WASO welcome to those of you joining us this week. And hasn’t it been a warm week? In our house the kids are struggling with the heat and trying to manage competitive feelings at sports day. What about in your family?

If you’ve blogged about your recent happenings then we want to know about it – come along and share your blog in the linky below…

Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO Week 169

Another Friday, another #WASO!Week 169

Hello again, and welcome back to the Weekly Adoption Shout Out. It’s week 169 can you believe it? We have a theme this week – don’t worry it’s optional so you don’t have to join in, but if you want a little inspiration or a starting point for your blog you could use ‘What Makes You Feel Good’.

As always, please do like, comment and share as many #WASO posts as you can. It’s a great boost to bloggers to see comments and shares, and it’s nice to see that readers can relate to and empathise with posts. Be sure to include the hashtag #WASO in your comments, tweets and Facebook posts too.

Because it’s a bank holiday weekend, we’ll be extending the linky so it’ll remain open an extra day. Go forth and link you lovely people….

Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO Week 161

It’s time again for the Weekly Adoption Shout Outwaso 161

We’re on an unscheduled Easter break at the moment, so we’ve no themes picked for you for this week or next. Instead please come and add your favourite, most popular, least popular, or best blog post of the week to the #WASO linky below.

We’ll do our best to share them but it would be great if you could share your favourites too. The linky form is below, but if you need a bit of help on how to join in, then check out this post.


Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO Week 158

Self care? Celebration? Difficult week? Whatever you’ve written about, come and share your post with us on #WASO!158

Did you join in last week with @craftikitty’s theme? This week there is no theme, and we’re looking forward to seeing what you’ve written about – whether it’s school, siblings, self care or scary times. 

Add your blog post to the linky below and share as many as you can on Twitter, Facebook or your other social networks. There are no don’ts, only do’s:

DO Please share your favourites on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #WASO.

DO Type in your blog url carefully, else it won’t work.
DO Comment on the blogs that link up, and let them know you found them through #WASO.
DO remember to add your own link, after reading the others.
DO check back as new blogs are linked throughout the weekend.
DO use the theme for inspiration, but remember it’s just a suggestion, and not compulsory.

Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO Week 153

That time again already? Friday means it’s time for the Weekly Adoption Shout Out!

#WASOWhat have you been up to this week? Write a post and tell us all about it.  There’s no theme this week – so we’ll be looking forward to hearing all your news, views and opinions this time. Next week is our next adoption #sorepoints, so the theme will be Personal Hygiene then.

As always, go forth and add your link, and please do share as many posts as you can.

Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO Week 119

It’s time for another Weekly Adoption Shout Out!!!

waso119Before we get started, can I just say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in our Adoption Sore Points Week last week, and all those who linked up to #WASO too. It was a great week in terms of awareness raising and wonderful to see so much support. We will be sharing as many of last week’s #WASO linked posts as we can (as well as this week’s), but please bear with us as it’s half term for us both so we’re not at our desks as much as usual.

This week, we’re theme free, so you can relax and just add your latest and best posts. The linky is below, and ready for you to add to…

Meet The Blogger – Single Adopter

It’s been a while since we ‘met’ any new bloggers here on The Adoption Social so we were thrilled when Single Adopter got in touch. If you’d like to feature here, do drop us a line so we can send you our set list of questions…

Quick 5 – In my life at the moment…

Book – Black by Design by Pauline Black

Music – Loving Sam Smith & John Legend (thanks @PedallingSolo for the recommendation)

TV programme – Just finished Blacklist now catching up on The Killing; Grey’s Anatomy is also a fave (McSteamy for those wondering J)

Food – Thai, Seabass, Halloumi & a weakness for chocolate

Pastime – getting back into running after a neck op, Pilates, Malbec, blogging, volunteering & preparing for Panel

Why did you start blogging about adoption?
To share my story: to hopefully inspire other prospective (single) adopters & for me to look back on to see, hopefully one day, how far I’ve come on this bumpy journey.

Where do you get your blogging inspiration from?
From everyday occurrences, challenges & emotions

Who is your favourite adoption blogger?
I’ve got 3: @NickKing for everyday wit; @NadjaSmit for being thought provoking; & @Mumdrah for her honesty

Can I have both? Can’t beat an Earl Grey & but how I love a Hendricks

What do you think is your biggest source of support?
My family & my best friend, they’ve been & continue to be there every step of the way.

If you could take your children anywhere in the world to see something where would you go?
To see the animals in Africa in their natural habitat, OK it’s somewhere I’d love to go to too

What I hope I can give to my child/Children?
Security, love, laughter & inspiration, for them to become independent & happy in their own skin.

At the weekend I can mostly be found…
Drinking Earl Grey Tea, Skinny Latte’s & Red wine in no particular order (& definitely not at the same time); running around London Parks & the Thames; spending time with my nieces & friends.