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Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Dozen Kinds of Messed Up

The blogroll is in a bit of a state of disarray. I go through the blogroll constantly to make sure that people are still in the correct category. And while doing that, I decided to create a bunch of new categories within adoption and parenting so that people could find information quickly.

Which means that some of those big categories such as...well..."adoption" have been broken down into smaller categories of adoption (domestic or foster), adoption (international), parenting after adoption (domestic or foster), and parenting after adoption (international). But I'm still in the process of moving people into the correct category. And I'm still leaving up a general adoption category to catch the people who are still considering which adoption path to take until they can be moved into one side or the other. Of course, there are people who straddle two categories (why y'all have to be so difficult?): they already had a child adopted through China and they decided to adopt domestically the next time around. Or they have a child (so they're parenting), but they're adopting again (so they're in the adopting category). When these situations pop up, I place the person randomly in one category. If you'd like to be moved, let me know (

So, bear with me as I break down those huge lists into smaller categories. Anyone who has been parenting at all has been lumped into one huge category and I'm trying to split that one up along with breaking down that large adoption list (and adding many other adoption blogs I found this weekend).

Lastly, I joined Blogger Chicks (check out the additional blogroll at the bottom of the page--and join yourself by clicking on the link at the top of the list). Which seemed like a no-brainer since I am (1) a blogger, (2) a chick, and (3) a big fan of building community. So check out the blogs listed within there--they range from blogs about motherhood to work to play to just being a kick-ass woman.
Updated at 11:01 p.m.

Some blogs that I know will have to be moved from adopting to parenting in the next few weeks/months (such as someone who is currently in PGN), I'm moving straight to parenting. Because you have pictures of your child. And you've even possibly spent time with your child.'re moving to parenting shortly. So. I hope I'm not offending anyone by putting you over in parenting if your adoption isn't finalized. Please let me know if you wish to be moved to a different category.

Sorry--I'm really stuck on the etiquette of this one and don't want to offend anyone.


Anonymous said...

hi - you posted a comment on my blog and i wanted to say thank you. i think its great you are writing a book. i thought of doing the same with my story and journey but never saw it through. i think its amazing that you are!

luolin said...

Thanks for putting me on your blog roll.