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Linky links!

I'd like to ask my readers a big favor – if I am not already hosting a link to your blog on this site, could you please add a comment to this post and include a link to your blog? I would really like to gather up as many adoption-related blogs as possible. Please also include links to other adoption-related blogs you know of. No reciprocal link is required, incidentally. You do not have to link to me in order for me to link to you! If for some reason the "comments" don't allow you to include your links, would you please take a moment to email them to me? heartened1 at gmail dot com (at = @ and dot = . with no spaces!)

I feel it is really important to gather as many links to these blogs as possible.

Once I have a pretty good list, I'll be happy to provide you with the raw code for you to paste into your template so you can duplicate the link list in your own blog. I'm happy to walk you through how to do this if needed.

Also, if you feel there are adoption and/or search related sites which are a "must see," please send me those as well. I would really like to see us networking the sites which are most useful to us all.

By the way, my friend Adam arrived late this evening. Ah, it is so wonderful to see him and to be surrounded by his energy. It always amazes me that no matter how long we go without seeing each other or talking on the phone, we're able to pick up right where we left off. The three of us ended up sitting up late talking, then decided to go get a bite to eat before we turned in. He and hubby were having a great time chit-chatting with each other and I was just happy to sit there and listen to two people I love a whole lot enjoying each other's company. How blessed am I?!


January 28, 2006 - Posted by | Geek Stuff


  1. I would love to get the code for the adoption related links. I am just discovering some adoptee’s blogs and I’d love to read more.

    Comment by Kateri | January 28, 2006 | Reply

  2. I would like to get the code to.

    Comment by sue | January 28, 2006 | Reply

  3. Here’s mine:


    I am going to work this weekend on trying to get my links up. If I get stuck, I may call on you or Wraith to help though! I am wondering if they can be divided into categories – think I’ve seen that done. May need the code too, I’ll tell you later.

    Claud has a great group of links at her blog – Musings of the Lame.

    Comment by Cookie | January 28, 2006 | Reply

  4. Cookie, let me know if you need help. With most templates it is easy to create catagories for links. I can walk you through it, no problem.

    Kateri & Sue (and anyone else)- once I’ve got them compiled, I’ll put up the code and instructions as a post you can just copy and paste from.

    Comment by Heartened | January 28, 2006 | Reply

  5. i forgot to put my link in.


    Comment by sue | January 28, 2006 | Reply

  6. I’ll just say hi and let you know I’m a relatively recent reader who appreciates your writing. I’m also an adoptive mother; listening and reading (rarely commenting on) some blogs by adoptees and mothers who have placed children for adoption is an important part of helping me think about being a mother.

    Comment by susan | January 28, 2006 | Reply

  7. Keep them coming, everyone. As you can see, I’m building them up on the left by catagory. Once I’ve got a few more collected (I’m farming links from some of your sites as well!) I’ll put up a regular page on my personal site and link to it from here. You’ll be able to visit the page, copy the code and put it right in your templates. I’ll include some very basic instructions for doing this.

    I should have that up by Monday or Tuesday.

    Once I’ve got the basic list of code & instructions up, I’ll go through each of the templates blogger.com offers and customize the code to each one, broken down by catagory like mine is – that will be useful for those of you who maybe don’t know much about customizing the templates.

    For everyone else, feel free to alter as needed. 🙂

    Unfortunately, because of the template I use, my catagory headers are image files, not just text, so copying my list from the source code on this site won’t do you much good unless you’re also using the Scribe template. However – anyone who wants to “steal” the image files for the catagory names is welcome to!

    Comment by Heartened | January 29, 2006 | Reply

  8. Hi there… you already have me linked over there… and I just wanted to say, thanks!

    I really appreciate becoming a part of this amazing network of people affected by adoption… it was something I stumbled into strictly by accident. My blog started out being strictly about infertility and has now become so much more than that…

    I’ll be back!!

    Comment by Manuela | January 29, 2006 | Reply

  9. I just started my adoption blog. Please feel free to link to it if you want.

    Comment by adoptedlife | February 2, 2006 | Reply

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