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Friday, June 27, 2008

NOT Going "Private"

So, as usual, I've changed my mind (yet again). I've "met" numerous families during this past month who are interested in adoption. This was one of the reasons I started this blog: To allow those families who are interested in adoption/deaf adoption access to an experienced family (though, as anyone who has adopted before knows, each experience is different and never guaranteed). So, I've decided to NOT go "private" to allow these families continued access. I'll simply be a bit more cautious in my publishings and will remove photos from my posts every once in a while to limit the possibility of them being "stolen". So, disregard the original post (as seen below).

I've thought long and hard about this decision... I want others to be able to gain the knowledge of what happens during International (in particular, China) Adoptions that can be gained from those of us who are among the "been there done that" group but truly want my children to have some semblence of safety. The internet can be a scary place, especially for those unfortunate individuals who are not so computer savy. To make things a bit more scary, I've had a wonderful Precious Panda friend (a fellow adoptive mother) warn me about people highjacking photos of kids. In addition, my parents are very concerned about the safety of their grandkids.

So in one month my blog with go private. If you want to continue viewing my blog I will gladly add you to my list.

And, for those special people who check in regularly (you know who you are), I just want to say thank you for being an integral part of our lives!!! You're a great support and your words of encouragement is a constant uplifter...

Sending you all much love,
Manette & the gang


Jean said...

Hi Manette,

I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate reading your blog. I can understand why you are going private. My husband and I have been talking about that too. We are a military family living in Guam. We are leaving in 3 weeks (yikes!!!) to pick up our Lilymei. Check out our blog!


Heather said...

If I could continue reading, I'd love it. I've followed you this long, I need to know how the story ends (so to speak)
Heather BT

Jackie said...

I just found you somehow...the yahoo group, I think...? But I agree w/ locking it down. We're Navy and my husband is gone so much I locked mine. But it was great to see your kids, however briefly! :-) We adopted domestically and now have 2 year old twin boys. YIKES!