I started this blog back in 2014 because I wanted to create a platform to share locally relevant adoption stories and information as well as create a space for adoptive moms to be represented in the online mommy community. Although many parents choose not to share images of their kids online for some very valid reasons, we made the choice to put our journey out there publicly in the hopes that it will encourage other parents to either take the next step in their adoption journey or simply feel less alone in a tough season.
I’m stoked that people are reading this blog and at the exposure that it’s got over the past few years. Here are a few of my favourite features:
Parent24 – My fellow Heart Mama and friend, Alexa Russell Matthews, and I did a Facebook Live interview with Parent24. You may notice that I nervously flutter my eyelids way too much in this little clip – public speaking is not really my vibe, but take a look.
News 24 – And then one of my blog posts about the series ‘This Is Us’ got re-blogged over at Parent 24 and shared by News 24. Stoked! Click the pic to see the post or find it on my blog here.
Essentials Magazine – I first heard that my blog had featured as the ‘Top Blog’ for the Jan 2016 edition of Essentials magazine from my Mom-in-law who spotted it by chance. Claim to fame – I made page 56!
Living & Loving – I was interviewed in Living and Loving for a feature on adoption called ‘Making a Family’, alongside some adoption hard facts from our Adoption Agency, Wandisa.
DigitLab – I shared my story about why I started my blog over at DigitLab. Click the pic to see the interview.
Hey Mama Mag – The lovely ladies over at Hey Mama Mag set up a family shoot for us at the Company Gardens with Ilze Louw Photography. Click the pic below to see the interview or see here for the pics that I posted on my blog.
Mamma’s Meeting Place – My hope is that my blog elevates local adoption as an option for families who want to start or grow their families. Here’s an interview I did about adoption in South Africa. Click the pic to read the full interview.
Kimmy & Bear – This is the most beautiful blog and I was honoured to share my adoption story with them. Click the pic to read my story.