It’s time to write your adoption profile and you have no idea where to start.
Your head is spinning from all of the different bits of advice you’ve heard from your agency, family, friends, or found online.
Nothing will test your sanity more than writing an adoption profile. After all, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Who would ever have thought that your opportunity to become a parent would come down to a few thousand words and some photos?
But that’s where you are now, and you want to make sure that you do the best job you can.
And yet if you think creating your profile is difficult, put yourself in the shoes of the woman—or the couple—who will be viewing it.
She’s about to make one of the most important decisions of her life, and she knows nothing about you (or the other people she may be considering) apart from what’s inside your profile.
When most people think of birthmothers or women who consider adoption for their baby, they have a skewed view of them based on stereotypes from the media or movies.
The truth is every expectant parent is different and is looking for different things. That said, they do share some similarities.
Here are three things that expectant parents look for when considering an adoptive parent profile.