Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The R House, Fantastic Resources for Adoption! Not to mention, another Giveaway of The Best For You Here...

The adoption world on the internet is a vast sea of voices and resources. There are many sites with information, but one that I find to have info for all sides of the triad is The R House. The beautiful Mrs. R is a lover of all things adoption, and she sure knows how to show it! Her posts run from the very serious to the lighthearted and most of the time, there is some humor thrown in there.

I first started reading her when she was posting about scammers that had disrupted her friend's dreams of being a parent. Her writing was so honest, so raw that I just could not stop reading. Once I finshed her post, I started to look around her site and was thrilled to see so many different blog links about adoption. She had birth parents voices, adoptive parent voices, waiting parent voices...just so many to read and so little time! I started to visit almost daily and was introduced to so many positive people who embraced adoption the way I do, which was a comfort to me. I also found many who were not as positive, but rather cautious about their journey through adoption and I found those voices a breathe of fresh, honest air because to know adoption, you have to read the good with the bad to really understand why it is such a difficult journey.

I thank the R House, and the wonderful Mrs. R, for being such a great resource for hearing about adoption first hand. If you have not been to her blog, well I encourage you to take a look. You just may find the voice you have been looking for, and let's throw in the fact that she has tons of giveaways!!!!!! Her giveaway of my book was a huge success and to thank her for introducing me to her readers, I am doing my own follow up giveaway because it is obvious that there is a need and want for this kind of book out there.

So, if you have come here from the R House, I welcome you! Feel free to look around, read and comment, or ask a question if you have one. I am not shy and love to meet new people. Once you have done that, enter for your chance to win one of three signed copies of The Best For You that will be given away right here on my blog. Here is what you have to do.


1. Become a fan of The R House, then come back and let me know you are now her fan.

2. Comment on this post telling me why you would like to win.

3. Become a fan of Kelsey Stewart on Facebook. Come back and comment here that you did so. If you are already a fan, leave me a comment on this post telling me so.

4. Let your friends, family or blog buddies know about the giveaway and have them reference you, and I will add your name once for every person you tell about this.

More ways to win the book:

Become a Blog Follower of The Birth Mother Voice - 1 entry

Tweet, Blog or FB about this giveaway - 1 entry a day (please leave link of your daily post)

(Remember that all additional entries should be left as separate comments. Also be SURE to leave your email so that I can contact you if you win!)

This giveaway will end on Wednesday June 2nd @ 11:59pm (pst).

Winners will be announced on Friday, June 4th.

21 comments:

Rebecca said...

I would love to win! I just became a mother through the miracle of adoption 4 months ago. I have such a great respect for our daughter's birth mother. She is incredible! rebeccalyn82@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I am also a fan of The R House rebeccalyn82@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

and I just became a fan of Kelsey Stewart! rebeccalyn82@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

I want to win :). I would like to write adoption books for kids and adults - I'd like to hear your take!

Laura said...

I love The R House, and your blog. I would love to win because I fully intend on getting a copy of your book, either by giveaway or purchase when we bring home our baby. We are adopting a baby boy in three short weeks- Mrs. Perr's friend is our birth mother's good friend. I started social networking on the adoption online world in January of this year, and it has been the best thing for me- I love hearing from all sides of adoption. I have learned so much, and met some amazing people!

I am already a fan of The R House and you on facebook! Love ADOPTION! :)

FishinFamily said...

I really want to win a copy of this book for two reasons. 1) My twins were adopted 5 years ago and this book is so perfect and so different from the other adoption books I have that I'd love love love to have it to read to them. 2) I work at a treatment center for teenage girls. 4 of the 20 were adopted and have significant issues with feeling like they weren't wanted or they were just a mistake. I love that this book talks specifically about that issue. I really feel like this book will be very beneficial for 'my girls' to read. Thanks for writing such a special book. niksal3@hotmail.com is my email =)

Autumn said...

My husband and I are hoping to get our very own miracle in a few short weeks and are constantly looking for ways to help us teach our children just how loved they are. So please pick us!! :)

The Prettiest Mess You've Ever Seen said...

I would LOVE to win this giveaway so I can send a this book & a special message to my daughter who I placed 18 months ago. I always want to make sure she knows i love her.. always always always. i am a fan of the R House & Kelsey Stewart on facebook & I became a follower of A Birth Mother Voice.

Hopeful!
kattdog23 AT yahoo dotcom

Not Just A Birth Mom said...

I'm already a fan of you on facebook!
ashleighastn@gmail.com

Not Just A Birth Mom said...

I am also a fan of The R House on facebook
ashleighastn@gmail.com

Not Just A Birth Mom said...

I am also a follower of The Birth Mother Voice

I would like to win because I want to give my son a book that lets him know how much I love him, and explains to him that I didn't just "give him away", I made the best choice possible for him. I am also hoping that by giving him this book, it will prompt his adoptive parents to tell the boys they are adopted sooner. Perhaps they can use it as a conversation starter, or they can use it to help share their stories of adoption and how their birth mothers love them and did what was best for them.
ashleighastn@gmail.com

LeMira said...

I'm a fan of the R House!

sistersusieq at gmail dot com

LeMira said...

I would love to win this giveaway because I would love to own your book for when we finally are able to adopt.

sistersusieq at gmail dot com

LeMira said...

I'm a follower!

sistersusieq at gmail dot com

LeMira said...

I'm your fan on Facebook!

sistersusieq at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

I'm already a fan of the R House. jandscrown at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

already your fan on FB jandscrown at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

I'm now a follower! jandscrown at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

And finally, I would love to win one of your books because we are about to adopt a baby in about 2 months. Even though we will have a very open adoption (our expectant mom is very unexpectedly, a family member, so when I say very open, that is an understatement). It would be wonderful to have a book to read to our little girl, that explains in words they understand what adoption is all about.
jandscrown at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Laura C I am a fan of The Best for You and a Kesley Stewart Fan. Foster Adoptive parent of two and bio mother of two. Promoter of LifeBooks with Laura.

Anonymous said...

Laura C says I am a fan of the founder of R house on Adoption voices and follow birth mother voice and kelsey stewart on facebook and have posted a vote for "the best for you" post in my profile for book of the year. It is my desire to have each of my children have a copy of this book as it is a wonderful resourse and library "must have".
lcurthoys@hotmail.com