A Whole Lot of Blogging–Brought to You Sorted and Filed
Once upon a time, the blogroll was entirely contained in this space. And then it passed 1800 blogs, so I broke down the blogroll into smaller categories. The blogroll is sort of like a house, where this post (the table of contents) is the foyer and all the sections below are separate rooms. The blueprint below is interactive and you can click on any room in the picture to go directly to that space in the future, though please keep reading if this is your first time visiting the blogroll.
So, here it is, the table of contents for the fantabulous adoption/loss/infertility (ALI) blogroll, organized by category and anally pruned for dead links or better-fitting labels.
A Blogroll of Current (and Former) Inhabitants of the Land of If and Its Suburbs
Misery loves company. Another person’s blog may help you understand your own journey. Click on the red, hyperlinked headings (room titles) to be transported to the room of the blogroll that contains the categories listed below it.
If you wish to be added, scroll to the bottom of this current post to read how.
Adoption (General, Undecided, Foster or Non-US)
Parenting After Adoption (Domestic or Foster)
Parenting After Adoption (International)
Parenting After Adoption (Non-US)
Other Members of the Triad (Birthmothers and Adoptees)
Donor Gamete and Surrogacy Room
Other End of the Telescope–Donors and Surrogates
Parenting after DI, DE, or Surrogacy
Living Child-Free Room
Living Child-Free after Infertility
Stillbirth, Neonatal Death and Infant Death
General Infertility and Treatments
In the Beginning…
IUI and IVF
CBAVD and CAVD
Clotting and Immunology
Translocation and Chromosomal Issues
Cancer and Infertility (Trying to Conceive after Cancer)
The Elusive Male Point-of-View!
Family Building When Single
Gay and Lesbian
More on the Plate–IF and Health Issues
Over 35 and TTC
Single Parent by Choice
General Pregnancy or Parenting Room
Parenting After Infertility or Loss
Pregnancy After Infertility or Loss
Pregnant or Parenting Multiples After Infertility
Parenthood (after the double lines)
Advice and Venting Posts
Helpful Sites and Support
In the News or Other Side of the Stirrups
Infertility and Marriage
No Longer Trying or On a Break
Non-English Infertility Blogs (French, Spanish, etc)
Non-IF but Written By IFers
Password Protected Blogs
Secondary Mourning (Friends and Family)
Virtual Playdate List
How to get on the list or move to another location:
Most blogs straddle multiple categories. Therefore, unless you specify a category in your email, I have chosen your category for you and I’ve done so trying to spread out blogs so that one category does not become too blog-heavy. You may move into any category you wish (provided you belong in that category) by emailing me. You can only be in one category at a time.
I update the blogroll frequently–usually once a week. Feel free to link to this table of contents from your blog–you can call it STIRRUP QUEENS’ Completely Anal List of Blogs That Proves That She Really Missed Her Calling as a Personal Organizer. Or perhaps the STIRRUP QUEENS’ Blogroll if that’s too long…
If you are not on the blogroll, please email me to add yourself. Place the word “blogroll” in the subject line. My blogroll is perhaps even more inclusive than you ever thought infertility could be. If you think you belong here, you probably belong here and I’m always open to starting new categories if I think there would be sufficient interest.
This list brings together anyone in the infertility/pregnancy loss/assisted conception/adoption/pregnant or parenting after infertility or loss community. From those who were shocked by their diagnosis to those who are utilizing assisted conception because they are single parents by choice. Gay or straight, male or female, every race and religion–all are welcome here. From the newly diagnosed to the oldest vets to those who finished their family building via ART years ago. Again, all welcome.