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3 New Ways to Share your Blog

Each week lots of you share your lives through your blog posts and and many of you also link those blogs to #WASO. Through #WASO we hope that your blog posts gain greater exposure and therefore more readers. For some I know the process of writing is cathartic and it helps to have others who understand, read your blogs and comment and are therefore happy sharing with our adoption community. However for those who would like to share a little further, here are three other ways to get your blog posts read.


Magic Moments – Over at The Oliver’s Madhouse there is a weekly link up on a Monday, where you can share all the really good moments in your life. So if you’ve shared something on #Memorybox then your post could also go on here, MAGIC MOMENTS

Share with me – a link up on a Wednesday, on lets call Mommy,  where you can share old and new posts from your blog find out more on SHARE WITH ME

Brilliant Blog Posts – We know how brilliant your blog posts are so why not pop over to  Honest Mum on a Thursday to link up with BRILLIANT BLOG POST


You can join Love all blogs for free. Here your blog posts are selected and shared on their website and through their other social media. This could be good for you if you also sometimes write recipes or show crafts on your blog. However their is a family section and I’m sure that writing about an adoptive family fits into that section. Find out more here at LOVE ALL BLOGS


You join this website and then all your posts automatically feed to the site. You have a profile page where all your posts are listed. Like other social media sites, you can chose to follow other blogs and they can also follow you. These blogs then appear in your news feed every time they do a new post. It’s a great way to find other blogs to read and to gain new readers. Find out more here at BLOGLOVIN


The Adoption Social Times 7

Welcome back to another Adoption Social Times, bringing you highlights from our last month…

Taking Care
This month we’ve published details of Taking Care, the first conference from our friends at The Open Nest. This takes place on 18 October, in York (right next to the train station), and we’re thrilled to not only be speaking at the conference, but hosting an Adoption Social, Social event in the evening – music, food, maybe a dance floor, but a chance to get to know some of the people you have been tweeting and sharing your blogs with…read more about the conference here.

Trustee announcement and short film
Connected to Taking Care, we made the announcement this month about the trustees of The Open Nest charity – these are:
Amanda Boorman: Adoptive parent
Jazz Boorman: Adoptee
Fran Proctor: Adoptee
Sarah H: Adoptive parent and co-founder of The Adoption Social
Vicki N: Adoptive parent and co-founder of The Adoption Social
Sally Donovan :Adopter and writer
Krissi Thrustle: Therapeutic Support Worker
Kayti Boorman: Events and admin manager

Sarah and I are so pleased to have been invited to become trustees of this forward thinking charity. We’ve already had our first formal trustee meeting, and are working hard on achieving the charity’s aims and expectations.
And we brought you ‘The Lost Children of Trauma’ a short film, with a powerful message. Do please take a look and share it if you can.


You lovely lot never fail to bring us your best posts as part of the Weekly Adoption Shout Out – what an amazing community of people you are – some adoptive parents, some foster carers, some adoptees, some birth parents, and many more people besides. We LOVE reading your posts, so keep ’em coming…

Forthcoming themes for this month are:
8 August – ‘Down time’
22 August – ‘Last weekend we…’

#Memory Box and #SummerSandpit
Memory Box is taking a break over the next six weeks. From Monday we’ll be bringing sandpit_zpse4b97af5you #SummerSandpit instead.
This is our special summer linky for anyone to link up to – involved in adoption or not. We want to hear all about your summer activities – tips, advice, play ideas, games, crafts – everything! Share your favourite things with others, and get some inspiration to keep the children occupied too. We’ve even got some lovely guest bloggers lined up for you too, so make sure you check it out each Monday. Summer Sandpit will open early Monday and close late Sunday each week. Here’s the theme list:
28 July – Nature
4 August – Crafts
1 August – Cooking
18 August – Active play
25 August – Den building
1 September – Days Out

And finally, here are a few of the posts we’ve published on The Adoption Social this month:


– A post from Sally Donovan on the prototype support fund for adoptive parents
– A post on early years provision for adopted children
A call for information about you and where you’re based so we can try to facilitate some local meet-ups

– We met ‘Single Adopter’ in our Meet The Blogger series
– After listening to the engaging Camila Batmangelidjh at Britmums Live, we shared information about their new campaign – See the Child, Change the System
– Particularly relevant with the Summer Holidays upon us, here’s a review about getting your children offline and outdoors…


If you have any posts that you’d like to contribute, then please do send them into us at theadoptionsocial@gmail.com. We also love hearing your feedback, so do get in touch.



The Adoption Social Times 6

The Adoption Social Times is back again, sharing all things The Adoption Social with you…

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In the last Adoption Social Times we told you about our shortlisting for a BiB award. Well, even more exciting is that we were further shortlisted to the final 6. And we find out tonight at an awards ceremony (as part of Britmums Live) whether we need to use our surprised happy faces or our (more practised) gracious-in-defeat smiles. We’ll keep you updated, but we’re blown away to have gotten so far, and proud of all of you who contribute to The Adoption Social. The site wouldn’t be what it is without you.

Britmums Live
We’re currently on our way to/at Britmums, so if we’re a little quiet – you’ll know why. We’re excited to be attending this top notch blogging conference again and learning new blogging skills, which we’ll pass on to you of course though our ‘Social Media Tips’ section.

BADGE7Oh we do love our #WASO’ers. You always bring us wonderful posts to read, and it’s really encouraging to see the adoption blogging community growing, and we’re chuffed that a few of our friends from overseas are joining in now too (not forgetting the lovely Grey Street, whose been with us from the start). Still not so sure on how to join in? Then check out our helpful post here.
Forthcoming themes are:

27 June – Forever
11 July – Timekeeping
25 July – Our favourite family place

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We mentioned last time – #MemoryBox is back.
So if you’ve got a
great moment to share, Memory Box is the place to link it.

And finally, here are a few of the posts we’ve published on The Adoption Social this month:blog1

– An anonymous post on PCOS and it’s symptoms, with a thank you…
– A review on The Secret Life of Babies – did you watch it?
– Help on how to create a custom header for your WordPress blog
– An update from Gareth Marr of his work on local authority support and Pupil Premium Plusdad pic
– A problem from a prospective adopter concerned about how adopting will affect her father 

Father’s Day thoughts from a social worker and adoptive parent.

If you have any posts that you’d like to contribute, then please do send them into us at theadoptionsocial@gmail.com. We also love hearing your feedback, so do get in touch.