Heart for Orphans

Do you have a heart for orphans? Do you have a blog? Then I bet my last Christmas cookie you've written about it. (Not that you want my last Christmas cookie, because good grief, it's almost Valentine's.) (On the other hand, they are double-iced mint fudge brownies, and they are killer.)

I want to read your best material. I want to weep with you, laugh with you, nod my head in understanding. I want to partner with you as you tell the world that these little ones are worth the pain, worth the sacrifice, worth the fight. And maybe, I'd like to share your vision with the world with the new series Hearts for Orphan's debuting today on the Christian Alliance for Orphans blog.

I am so excited and eager to launch this project, which has been in the works since the Orphan Summit last May. It's a chance for me to shine a spotlight on some of the fantastic posts about orphan care that I come across in my reader. I'm eager to share many of you with a wider audience and connect people who have similar burdens.

Will you click over to the CAFO blog today and read the inaugural post? It's a phenomenal piece written by Missy at It's Almost Naptime entitled "Am I A Hero?" and I guarantee it will rock your world with her signature passion, authenticity and humor. (And if you read it when it was originally posted at her place last fall, I also guarantee that it's even better the second time around.)

And then, will you do me a favor? When you read a blog post that speaks boldly of orphan care - in any form, be it adoption, foster care, or global care initiatives - will you email me the link? Even - maybe especially - if it's your own? After all, I have only two sets of eyes and limited hours in the day. I need help to find the best stuff out there. I can be found at kellyatlovewell-at-gmail-dot-com.

Thank you so much for sharing in my passion and my joy.


  1. You probably already read both of these, but they are PHENOMENAL blogs of amazing moms to many.
    ~Korie Snyder (PA)

  2. This makes me love you even more : )

  3. http://hopingmaybe.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-want-to-remember.html

  4. Adoption is the theme of my blog currently, so I write a lot about it. Sending you an email...

  5. Been writing about adoption A LOT lately, as our son comes home from Bulgaria in two weeks. Actually, I wrote a post today called, "I don't heart adoption..."
    Let me know if I can help at all. My husband and I are the international (stateside) directors of an African orphanage. We've had a failed domestic adoption and we're now parents of an imternationally adopted boy. My husband is a board member for In His Hands Orphan Outreach as well.

  6. Thank you for this opportunity to participate! I would love to be a part of this. I have done an entire series on my blog entitled Everything I Want You to Know About Adoption.


    Some of my favorite posts:
    Can You REALLY Love and Adopted Child Like Your Own?

    I Want To Adopt But My Husband Does Not, What Can I Do?

    Why Do They Make It So Difficult To Adopt?

    Thanks again and I really look forward to hearing from you!

    Sandy Cooper
    Mom of 4
    Noah (deceased at 9 mos, bio)
    Rebekah (age 12, bio)
    Elijah (age 10, domestic adoption)
    Elliana (age 5, International adoption)

  7. I grew up in a family with a lot (27, gasp!)of adopted siblings, and have adopted myself. While I hardly think my writings on adoption on my blog are anything special, I do believe I have a unique perspective on adoption (as a bio child growing up with adopted siblings and now as an adoptive mom) and if you'd think any of them would work...just let me know!

    Jennifer Hambrick

  8. Read your post on the CAFO page and feel like I could have wrote it myself. We have also been on a three year journey to adopt. I blog about orphan care and our journey. Here are a few posts you might be interested in! Looking forward to following your blog!



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  10. I've written about our adoption journey as well as our call to orphan care since bringing our daughter home. We are leaving in May again for Ethiopia to put in water purification systems. So exciting to be a part of something so much bigger than myself. I've written some about time spent with our daughter's first mom as well (See the August post)