Many of you have noticed the new button over on the left side bar. Yay for you for being so observant. I’m so proud of you. Better yet, have you noticed the surprise on the right sidebar? If not take a look.
Anyway, if you didn’t know November in National Adoption Awareness Month. As you might guess it is a pretty big deal in our house. With the boy and I both being adoptees and all. One of my dreams is to start an organization that helps orphans overseas and provides support for adoptees, adoptive parents and birth mothers. It is a long ways off, but I’d still like to try (anyone want to help?).
In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month I picked a color and am going purple. Some organizations use royal blue, some use pink/yellow/white and others use purple and white stripes. So why just purple for me? Basically, I love purple (say it like Patrick and you’ll know what the trusty husband just said as he read this post). Some corporate think tank didn’t sit down and say I think our cause color should be purple. I’m just one lady who sits in a messy office and comes up with this crap.
For November I’m changing all of my links and buttons to be adoption related links. (I’ll bring back the regular stuff in December and I’ll still do the weekly menu) But Blog Red, Lulu and the others are taking a break. But I need your help. I am very familiar with the Russian adoption world. I know very little about other countries. So I need you to send me your favorite resource links. I don’t want agencies. I am not out to promote any agencies (except my own) simply because I have no direct knowledge about them. However, I do want support networks. For Russia we have FRUA (Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoptions). There are other support networks out there and other resources, but that is the big one for Russia.
So leave me a comment or an email (at elle at lifeofelle dot com) and tell me what your favorite online resource for adoption support is. Also, if you belong to a yahoo group that you love leave that too. I’ll do a page for those.
And please, consider doing your part by changing all or part of your own site to purple. Feel free to use the button on the right. Click on it and it will take you to where you can get the code.