Creating an adoption profile is one of the least fun steps in the private domestic adoption process. And that’s putting it mildly.
Most waiting parents would sooner have root canal than sit down and start theirs.
But regardless of what you think of adoption profiles, there’s no questioning their importance.
Next to word of mouth, they are the most important outreach tool in your networking arsenal—a potential game changer when it comes to reaching out and connecting with an expectant mother considering adoption.
Finding an open adoption match doesn’t mean taking a number and then waiting in line until your turn to come up. It involves reaching out and connecting directly with the birthmother of your future child.
Which brings us to the question that all adopting parents eventually come to ask themselves (if not others): “What will help me get chosen by a birthmother? Is there anything I can do to speed up the time it takes to find a match? If I haven’t found a match thus far, does that mean that I’ll never find a match?”
Getting picked by a birthmother–or, more accurately, a woman considering adoption for her baby– isn’t an exact science.Continue reading →