I've been thinking a lot about our blog, the information on it and who stops by to visit. We have tried to be careful by limiting the information we post. We don't list our last names, the city/state we live in or other personal items that might disclose our location or very personal issues as it relates to Igor's development.
In many ways, I am not concerned about who reads our blog. I want to be transparent so people who are considering adoption have a place to read about an adoptive family. I also want people to know that adoption is God's desire for many.
I read Melodie's blog last night and I knew that I needed to deal with the issue. My friend, Carine's voice was whispering in my ear all night... protect your little ones for they cannot protect themselves.
I want to protect Igor and BOC. I don't want people to download their pictures and do creepy things with their photos. I don't want strangers who are dangerous to have information about our beloved sons.
I can go two ways... I can delete all the photos and videos of Igor and in the future not post pictures of BOC or we can go private, restricting the access to our blog. I am leaning towards restricting access. I want friends and family to be able to pop in and see Igor and our future son in action. We'll want to share pictures of son #2 when he all ours. But if we restrict access, will we also be closing ourselves off from families who are researching adoption? For me, it's a tricky balance. We've met some wonderful families researching adoption through our blog.
Please stay tuned for our decision.