Hopefully, everyone has been able to navigate the new site setup OK. I have made some of the transition very gradual so we don't completely confuse you. But I did want to introduce you to some features and discuss some upcoming changes. Please take a little time to read it as it affects ALL our readers.
FYI: There will be times you will see a new menu item appear, but nothing behind it immediately. While I would love to be the perfect web-gal, its just sometimes a little easier to make a group of changes before we have those sections ready to display.
FEATURES - Writers Corner
We're moving into an online newspaper-like format. So, we are introducing several new features which have recently been added under Writers Corner on the top horizontal menu bar. We're slowly getting these rolling since our writers have had summer vacations and very busy work schedules....These include:
Abuelita's View - This is my own mother's view and stories on the life of being an extended adoptive family. Probably 95% of why this site exists is due to her influence, so I think many of you will enjoy what she has to say.
Gallery - I am still working on the format, but we're planning on sharing some photos of Guatemala, of the children, etc. We had attempted to do a photo of the week before...but it was put on the backburner when the dedicated email for it simply hosed up. Somehow, I would like to have a place where we can show off our precious or funny photos with others!
GuateMama - This is our parenting feature hosted by Gloria who has had some wonderful advice for almost every aspect of adopting.
Kevin's Corner - or as Kevin puts it..."Kevin's Radical Rant" is where Kevin talks about his own views on everything from tofu to his thoeries on political relativity but all somehow related to his adoption experience.
Second Time Around - Is a public journal following Troy through his second adoption. Troy had a crash course in Adoption 101...201..301, etc...which is explained in his intro. He is also one of our roving researchers and reporters.
More Features to Come...
We're also working to add some more feature sections for post adoption information and health. But I'll wait and surprise you with the details when we're ready to roll. We'll actually be changing the intro page to show the latest entries in all our Features while keeping our mainblog as our NEWS section. Don't worry, I don't think any of you will have a problem figuring out how to navigate it!
RESOURCE CENTER -
Just as it says, this is where we are storing our Resource information. But one of our neatest additions is under the Resource Center Documents (Guatadopt Resources) which is a storage mechanism we are using to store more static information. What is so nice (from the webmaster perspective) is that I simply add the document in the appropriate directory and viola!...it appears in our Resource Center.
Most importantly, I hope that you will navigate the site and look for new additions! If you find something that you particularly liked or found useful, please let us know!