20 Best Adoptee Blogs of 2017


    It is an honor to be recognized as one of the Best Adoptee Blogs 2017 for the second year in a row!

    I am thrilled to see my fellow adoptee bloggers be recognized for their hard work in the adoption community. These adoptees have shared their stories and advocated for adoptees, adoption trauma, transracial adoption, adoptee rights, mental health, and more. Every year more and more adoptee voices are rising from the ashes and creating beautiful works of art through blogging. It is an ultimate privilege to be a part of this list of inspiring adoptees!

    “Healthline carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information”

    Please help me congratulate these adoptees by taking a moment to visit and support their blogs on the Best Adoptee Blogs 2017 list to learn more about their purpose in the adoptee community and how they are improving the lives of adoptees, adoption, and adoptive families.

    Here is what Healthline had to say about I Am Adopted:

    Jessenia Arias doesn’t hold back when it comes to talking about the trauma that children often face during and after adoption. Resources are available for readers that include adoption support groups for people of color. You’ll also find posts on the long-term emotional effects of adoption. And advice on how to forgive your birth parents along with resources for finding educational scholarships for adopted children

    I Am Adopted was created as a platform that provides an honest inside look through the lens of an adoptee helping adoptive parents identify their child’s struggles and triggers to improve their relationship with their adoptive family and society. The goal of I Am Adopted is for every adoptee to know that they were born on purpose with a purpose and that they matter and their voice matters. No one was born on accident, and no one was a mistake. No matter one’s spiritual or adoption beliefs is welcomed, loved and embraced at I Am Adopted.

    Today, roughly 135,000 children are adopted in the United States every year. Even though the term “adoption” carries less stigma than it did 40 or 50 years ago, many children who are adopted carry a litany of emotions as a result. While not all adoptees feel this way, many face feelings of abandonment and unworthiness that can persist for years, if not a lifetime.

    Often the cultural narrative of adoption is told almost exclusively from the side of the adoptive parent — not the adoptees themselves. The blogs we’ve listed are changing that. They include a diverse range of voices shining a light on the issues, concerns, and experiences of the adoptee community.

    Thank you, Healthline for providing a platform for us adoptees!


    Who are your favorite adoptee bloggers? Please share the blog name or links in the comment section. If you are an adoptee blogger, please feel free to post your link in the comment section. I would love to read and follow your blog. 




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    Jessenia Parmer
    Jessenia Parmer
    I'm Jessenia. I am an adult adoptee with 10 years of experience advocating and fostering relationships with adoptees, and over five years of experience teaching adoptive parents how to have a successful and genuine relationship with their adopted child.

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