What is an Adoption Profile?

adoption profileAn adoption profile is a vital tool for being selected as an adoptive parent. Frequently profiles are shared with birth parents to help them get to know adoptive parents when they are trying to make a decision about the best adoptive family for their child. It is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to an expectant parent, tell your story, and help her decide if you are the right fit.  In some instances a birth parent may even contact a law firm or adoption agency after having located a family online, thereby proving the importance of social media!tion profile is a vital tool for being selected as an adoptive parent. Frequently profiles are shared with birth parents to help them get to know adoptive parents when they are trying to make a decision about the best adoptive family for their child. It is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to an expectant parent, tell your story, and help her decide if you are the right fit.  In some instances a birth parent may even contact a law firm or adoption agency after having located a family online, thereby proving the importance of social media!

Writing an adoption profile can be an exciting but intimidating experience.  It is the “first impression” you will give, and a big step toward creating your family.   Most adoption profiles appear in book format and will contain photos and a description of you, your home, and your hobbies and interests. It should tell your story. Your writing should be personal, natural, and in the first person.   You may chose to create your own profile using an online photo program such as Shutterfly, Snapfish or Mixbook.  If you are not creative, ambitious, or simply not interested in applying the necessary time and attention to this very important tool, consider retaining a professional to assist in this process.

Once a profile is finalized and approved, it may be shared on the Adoption & Surrogacy website on the “Choose Your Adoptive Family” page.  Take a look at this tip brochure for more information on how to create an adoption profile!

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