Adoptive Families Blog

When Making Your Adoption Profile, Avoid These 4 Things

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 18, 2018

If you're reading this, you already know that your adoption profile is an essential part of how you present yourselves to birth mothers. It's the first impression she gets of you, your lives, and what you have to offer her child. Last week, we shared how to harness the power of your adoption profile

Today, Lifetime shares adoption profile tips about what to avoid putting in your profile. Keep reading to learn the top 4 profile don'ts!

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Topics: Adoption profile, birth mothers seeking families, adoption match, adoption profiles, adoption profile tips

How to Harness the Power of Your Adoption Profile

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 9, 2018

So you’re ready to put yourself out there to be found by a mother seeking adoptive parents for her baby! How will women thinking about adoption find you?

With adoption in the US, the adoption profile is one of the most powerful tools in any hopeful adoptive parent’s process to adopt. A profile may look different agency to agency, depending on how that adoption professional meets the needs of the potential birth mothers they assist. Yet every profile includes photos and text that help introduce the hopeful adoptive parents to the mother considering adoption.

Your adoption profile will be your first impression to the woman who could be your child’s birth mother!

Before you panic about having a magazine-perfect home or trying to lose last year’s 15-pound weight gain (thanks fertility meds!), know that most potential birth mothers only see the best in you. She’s not reading profiles thinking any of the critical thoughts you may already have begun to obsess over in your own mind. These women are looking to get to know YOU, not a future, better, perfect, totally-have-it-together you. She wants to know who you are, and what her child’s life will be like in your family.

Here are 5 adoption profile tips for overcoming jitters so that you can put yourself out there and be discovered for the right adoption match:

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Topics: Adoption profile, birth mothers seeking families, adoption match, adoption profiles, adoption profile tips

The Top 8 Things Successful Adoptive Parents Have in Common

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 7, 2017

Part 2

Today, we're pleased to share the second part of Lifetime Adoption's new blog series with you! The goal of our series is to help you learn how you can be successful in domestic adoption. Keep scrolling to discover how you can successfully adopt a baby with a shorter adoption wait!

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption profile, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adopt a baby, how to handle the adoption wait, how to be successful in domestic infant adoption

The Bottom Line About Adoption Profile Stats

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 10, 2017

In order to be selected by a birth mother, an excellent adoption profile is vital. Having a great profile will lead to your match and then allow you to fulfill your dream of building your family. Hopeful adoptive families have even more online marketing opportunities than before, leading to matches being made from online adoption profiles.

With more profiles online, adoption profile stats are more readily available. “Adoption profile stats” refers to how many times your profile is being seen by birth mothers. But, do you really want to know? Keep reading to find out why adoption profile stats may not be beneficial in domestic adoption.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption profile, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adoption profiles, adoption resumes, adoption profile stats

New Year's Resolution to Adopt a Baby in 2017?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 2, 2017

It's the time of year when everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. There are things we're all going to promise ourselves we'll do in 2017, such as to drink more water, get more sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise more. But, the reality is, most people fail to stick to their resolution.

So today, Lifetime Adoption is giving you 5 tips that will help you follow through with your resolution to adopt a baby in 2017!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Adoption profile, I want to adopt a baby, adoption tip, adopt a baby, how to afford adoption

4 Things Your Profile Should Always Do

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 8, 2016

Many adoptive parents struggle with creating an adoption profile. It’s hard to know exactly what a birth mother would want to know about you and still feel like you’re humble and grateful for the opportunity to connect with her through those few pages!

After all, we live in a time where everyone shares everything with just about anyone, yet frowns on “TMI.” There is a balance to strike when it comes to your adoption profile, and it is possible to present yourself without bragging about your life or begging for her sympathies.

Remember women who are thinking about adoption want to learn about you! For many birth mothers, the deciding factor for her, when she was thinking about adoption, was finding the RIGHT adoptive family for her child.

Here's our list of 4 things your profile should always do:

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Topics: Adoption profile, Dear Birthmother letter, adoption resume

How to Create an Adoption Profile That Shines

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on July 21, 2016

Today, I want to share some tips with you that'll really help optimize your adoption profile, so that you stand out to potential birth mothers:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption parent profiles, Adoption profile, Mardie Caldwell

Making Your Adoption Profiles | What Makes You Unique?

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on October 12, 2015

For nearly 30 years, I’ve made it my life’s mission to connect hopeful adoptive couples with birth parents in order to fulfill their dreams of parenthood. An imperative piece of your journey to adopt a baby is your adoption profile. The adoption profile is bound booklet about you and your spouse: inside are photos and info about topics such as what you do for a living, where you live, your hobbies, your promises to your child’s birth parents, and reference letters from family and friends. You’ll want to stand out from other waiting adoptive couples, while at the same time presenting your authentic self. The following adoption tip about how to find what makes you unique was excerpted my most recent adoption book, Called to Adoption.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption profile, Adoption process, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby

Adoption Q&A: Will You Help Us With Our Adoption Profile?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 9, 2015

Question: I’ve just started to research adoption and I’m a little intimidated by the prospect of making an adoption profile booklet. Can I get help with this?

Answer: Yes, we’re here to help! The adoption profile, which is a combination of your Dear Birth Parent letter and photos of your life is the tool we use to present you to birthmothers. We help you to develop your profile by providing you with suggestions, tools for training, as well as sample profiles that have produced successful adoptions.

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Topics: Adoption profile

Adoption Profile Help

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 27, 2014

Question: My husband and I have just started to research Lifetime, and the thought of creating an entire adoption profile intimidates us! Will you help us prepare it?

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Topics: Adoption profile, Adoption success