#AdoptionTalk 2017 Blog Link-Up


I don’t know a lot but I do know this- I would not have survived this journey with my story buried deep inside. Sharing my experiences keep me breathing, keep me moving, keep me fighting.
— Ashley Mitchell, Owner Big Tough Girl™

I am SO excited and so honored to join the #AdoptionTalk 2017 Blog Link-Up as a new host!!  I have been neglecting my poor little Adoption Blog so greatly and I will be so excited to have an amazing excuse to get writing more!!!

We are back with NEW amazing topics, two options PER month (we post the link-up the first Thursday of the month) and the chance to connect with amazing Adoption bloggers all over this great country...sharing and learning and growing together!!!!  

For those of you that don't know me or that are reconnecting after a long period of silence WELCOME!!!  I am so so deeply grateful to be here and to be sharing my journey with you!!  

I am a birth mother and I am almost 11 years post placement!  It has truly been an amazing decade of discovery!!!  From great pain to great light and healing...I have been educated every step of the way and am so glad to be here sharing what I know, what I have learned from so many others and to be joining you on this journey as you share your story as well!!!  

I have gone from a closed (semi)  to open adoption and it has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life and I have done a LOT of hard things!!!  

I look forward to another amazing year and please know that I am always here to help in any way that I can!!!  

Standing with you, always! 




I am also going to be adding a twist to the blog link-up!  I will be taking these monthly topics LIVE on BTG™ TV to chat with the Adoption Community, answers questions and have open live discussion on these topics!!!  I am excited to bring everyone together!  

Come Join Me LIVE!!  


-Write a Post on Your Blog
Simple! Just write a post as you usually would. If the link up has a topic, then write about the topic question. If there is no topic, write about anything you would like. You probably want to do this a day or two before the link up is scheduled to go live. (schedule coming soon).

Head Over to the Blog “Hosting” the Link Up
In this case, that would be
Big Tough Girl™
Joyful Journey
No Bohns About It 
Ripped Jeans & Bifocals
One Ruud Mom


Add Your Link
Scroll down to the link up section. You will likely see a few thumbnails of posts from others who have already added their links. Hit the blue “Add Your Link” button:


Paste the URL you previously copied into the link section. Inlinkz should then be able to read what your post is titled. You can edit this if you want it to say something different. If inlinkz gives you an error message, make sure you properly pasted the posts URL. Inlinkz should also automatically select a picture if you have one in your post. If you have multiple images, you can select which one you want in the “Image Source” section. If you don’t have one, it is best to hit “Upload” and pick some kind of image so that it isn’t blank. Blog logos work great.

Hit the blue “Done” button and that’s it! Your link is added. Now you can head back to the link up and read some great stuff linked by other bloggers!

– Link up early – most people mingle right after they post. So if you want your post read, try to add it earlier rather than later.
– Comment on other blogs. If you leave comments for others, they are more likely to comment on yours.
– Link up often – you’ll get to know others and they will get to know you. You’ll find the better people “know” you, the more they want to read what you write.
– Follow your hosts, that way you don’t forget to link up.
Ashley @ Big Tough Girl™ | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Erin @ No Bohns About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Jenni @ Joyful Journey | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Jill @ Ripped Jeans & Bifocals | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

I hope you will join me each month as we share the different sides to this complex and beautiful thing called ADOPTION.