Open Adoption, Open Heart Blog Tour

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Open Adoption, Open Heart

The world of adoption has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. No longer do biological parents have to say goodbye to their child forever. They now have more options when deciding the type of adoption to pursue, such as open adoption. Open adoption creates the opportunity for a special relationship between biological parents, the adoptive parents, and the child.

 Open Adoption, Open Heart is an inspiring and true story, which takes the reader deeper into the feelings and emotions experienced by adoptive parents. As you read this incredible story, you will experience the joys, difficulties, and amazing victories facing adoptive couples. Russell and his wife, Jammie, invite you to share in their inspiring and heartwarming journey.


Book Trailer:

From the Author: While my book’s primary audience was thought to be those hoping to adopt, close to half of the books I’ve sold are simply people who want to read about our story and how adoption is different now than it used to be- and they have not adopted nor do they plan to adopt.

About the Author:

Russell Elkins was born on Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1977. Along with his five siblings, he and his military family moved around a lot, living in eight different houses by the time he left for college at age 17. Although his family movedaway from Fallon, Nevada, just a few months after he moved out, he still considers that little oasis in the desert to be his childhood hometown. He and his family now live in the Boise, Idaho area.

Russell has always been a family man at heart, looking forward to the day when he could be a husband and a father. It took him a little while, but eventually his eyes locked onto a beautiful blonde, and he has never looked away. Russell and Jammie were married in 2004. Years of struggling with infertility left Russell and Jammie with a decision to make and their lives changed dramatically when they decided to adopt.

Russell and Jammie have adopted two beautiful children, Ira and Hazel, and have embraced their role as parents through open adoption. Both are actively engaged in the adoption community by communicating through social media, taking part in discussion panels, and writing songs about adoption. Russell also writes a weekly post for and contributes regularly to Adoption Voices Magazine.


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Blog Tour Schedule:

November 12th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Tour Kick Off

November 13th
M.R. Buttars Blog – Guest Post
Lift You UP – Interview
Four Against Two – Review

November 14th
Book Readers – Guest Post
3PsinaPod – Review & Interview

November 15th
icefairy’s Treasure Chest – Guest Post
My Photo Page – Spotlight & Excerpt

November 16th
Cuzinlogic – Author Interview
Jinky is Reading – Review

November 17th
Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post

November 18th
Just Books & Books – Guest Post

November 19th
Live with Twins & a Drama Queen – Guest Post

November 20th
Seeds Born to the Light – Interview

November 21st
“…It’s Like a Whirlwind Inside of My Head…” – Review
My Random Life (Blog) – Interview

November 22nd
Happy Thanksgiving

November 23rd
BirthMom Buds Blogs – Review
Laurie Here – Contemporary Fiction and MORE – Spotlight & Excerpt

November 24th
Catriona Cullum – Guest Post

November 25th
My Devotional Thoughts – Tens List & Excerpt
A Slice of Life Writing – Guest Post

November 26th
Going Crazy!! Wanna Go?!! – Guest Post
birthmomtalks – Review & Guest Post

November 27th
Bookworm Lisa – Guest Post
Fiction Playground – Guest Post

November 28th
Sweeping Me – Spotlight & Excerpt
The World as I See It – Guest Post

November 29th
Cupcakes Book Cupboard – Review & Tens List
Daddy Come and Get Me – Review

November 30th
Window on the World – Review
The Bookworm – Guest Post

December 1st
Radiant Light – Review & Interview

December 2nd
Monika’s Musings – Spotlight & Interview

December 3rd
FanGirl Hostess – Excerpt
BillCokas – Guest Post

December 4th
Author Cindy C. Bennett – Interview & Excerpt

December 5th
The Bunny Reviews – Guest Post

December 6th
Me, My Shelf & I – Guest Post

December 8th
On Loan From Heaven – Review & Guest Post

December 9th
Parsimonoius Pash – Interview

December 10th
MK McClintock – Author Interview

December 11th
LDS Forever Friends Book Nook – Review

December 12th
Austin Wimberly – Guest Post

December 14th
Why Not? Because I Said So! – Review
LDS Women’s Book Review – Review

December 15th
Aspired Writer – Review

December 16th
Spellbinding – Guest Post

December 17th
Peace from Pieces – Interview

December 18th
Wanted Reader – Spotlight & Excerpt

December 19th
Stressed Rach – Review

December 20th
My Three Sons – Review, Interview & Giveaway
Froze8’s Blog – Guest Post