8 Simple Ways To Shorten Your Wait To Adopt A Baby

prettyWaiting is a big part of the process to adopt a baby.

But when you’ve been waiting a long time,  it can feel like it’s the only part of the process.

If only there was a way to shorten your wait.

Well, there is. Actually there are many ways.

That’s because when you’re adopting a baby through private domestic adoption, you have the ability to reduce your wait time by taking control of your outreach efforts.

It all depends on how fast you connect with a prospective birthmother. And the more proactive you are in reaching out to her, the faster you’ll find a match and the sooner you’ll adopt. Continue reading

Share Your Adoption Story With Us!

family portraitAdoption transforms lives.

So do adoption stories.

Hearing how others have navigated the process can not only deepen your understanding of how adoption works.

It can also help you overcome some of the barriers and challenges you encounter along the way.

Because, as we all know, there will be hurdles!

At our sister site, America Adopts!, we’ve published nearly 300 blog posts over the past three years. Many of them have been first-person stories by adoptive parents, birthmothers and fathers, and adoptees. Continue reading

How Many Words Should My Adoption Profile Letter Be?

writing - blogIt’s a question that pops up in my conversations with adopting parents all the time: How long should my adoption profile be?

Is there an ideal length I need to write in order to connect with a prospective birthmother? And if so, what is it? Is 500 words enough? A thousand? Two thousand?  What’s the limit?

Last week I wrote about how to make your adoption profile stand out by creating a positive first impression. I mentioned that with so many couples and singles hoping to adopt and so many profiles, websites, blogs and videos fighting for your attention, it’s becoming harder and harder to cut through the clutter and get found online by expectant parents with an adoption plan. Continue reading

How To Make A Positive Impression With Your Adoption Profile

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Seven seconds. That’s it.

That’s all the time you have to make a good impression when you meet someone for the first time.

And making a good first impression through your adoption profile is no different.

We’re all busy, with places to go, people to see, and things to do. Our attention spans are getting shorter by the day.

For better or worse, within mere seconds of meeting someone for the first time, our minds kick into overdrive, asking questions, seeking answers, processing information, before making a snap judgement that will determine our next move. Continue reading