How to Use This Blog

A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
Much of this information is useful for any adoption, but this blog is designed to be a
I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
You can search by topic in three ways. 1. Go to the "key word" tabs on top and open pages of links in those topics. 2. Use the "labels list" in the side bar or 3. use the "search bar" above the labels list. You can also browse the blog by month and year in the Posts section or in any of the above as well. The sidebar links are to sites outside of this blog. While I feel they provide good information, I can not vouch for each site with an approval rating. Use your own discernment for each. If you have more to add to the topic, please add it in the comment section of that page or post.
And, please link to The Wayfarer Adoption Blog by putting my button on
your blog so others can use this resource too. Please link to this blog when ever you can and whenever you re-post things (or images) you have found here. Thanks!
The solid tabs are links to my other blogs for books and family. Check them out if you are interested.
Welcome to the journey!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ethiopia Adoption forums you can join

 Support groups on line:

Colorado Springs:
Colorado (state)  
For other local areas search in Yahoo or Google or Ning or on line for other groups.

Yahoo groups:
Christian Families:
Secular group:
There are also groups for certain agencies as well as specific orphanages. I am not including those here. looking for or maintaining contact with birth families   support specifically for African American families  support specifically for African American families
After you are home group:
Deaf children:
Families who have adopted children from Ethiopia who have been abused or they suspect abuse.  Alos good for parents who are considering adopting or have adopted older (school aged- teen) kids. This will very likely be part of your journey.  attachment related discussion
Research tool: HIV AIDS Older kids, siblings and special needs
Jewish families:

Interesting Ethiopia focused Yahoo groups:
Amharic on line.
Ethiopian History

Other on line groups: anywhere:
Families anywhere ning group: real professional help groups

Well, That is enough for now. If you are interested you can always google more!


  1. I think your blog is fantastic! I have added your blog button and a listing under resource blogs and informative blogs. I also LOVE LOVE the tabs you have. That is exactly what I need to simplify the list.
    Thanks for the note!

  2. Thank you Cyndy,
    As you can see I get VERY FEW comments. I do hear that it is helpful. I sooooo appreciate your affirmation and including it on your blog. Thanks a bunch!

    PS the topic tabs are easy on blogger. They are individual pages. :) Can be done on the post tab in customize.


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