Adoptive Families Blog

10 Things NOT To Do in Your Adoption Profile

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 31, 2019

If you're reading this, chances are you already know that your adoption profile is a crucial part of how you present yourself to potential birth mothers. Your profile is the first impression she gets of you, your lives, and what you have to offer as adoptive parents of her child.

By avoiding the biggest profile mistakes, you can offset a lot of hard work and even make your adoption wait shorter.

So that you don't compromise your chances of moving forward with an adoption match, we're sharing 10 things NOT to include in your profile.

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

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