1. Be Genuine. Be You.
The most important advice is to be completely yourself. Your experiences, passions, and beliefs make you unique, and are the things that set you apart from other families. Maybe your obsession with Star Wars is what connects you with a birth mother, and influences her decision to choose you.
As Hope Solo beautifully stated, “There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment – you can truly be yourself.”
2. Express What Type of Parent You Hope to Be
This is your opportunity to let birth mothers learn about the type of parents you will be to their child.
What are your hopes and dreams for your future together? What are your family traditions during the holidays? Are you going to be a member of the PTA? Will you support your child’s desire to be a rock star? Do you plan to teach your family lasagna recipe that’s been passed down?
All of these seemingly small details will set you apart from other profiles that don’t dive into specifics. Explain how the birth mother’s child will fit into every aspect of your life.
3. Show Yourself Off with Great Pictures
Show don’t tell the story of your life. Utilizing new, clear, and captivating images from your life will draw attention and interest.
It’s also a perfect opportunity to start building emotional connection between your family and your future birth mother. She wants to see the love you share, your experiences, family traditions, passions, hobbies, and more. So show them off, make the best first impression you possibly can!
Photo Selection Tips:
- Simple is better
- Aim for impact with pictures that make a statement
- Keep the focus on you
- The more recent, the better
- Include your family
- Show your home & how you live
4. Personally Address Prospective Birth Mothers
Whether in the beginning or at the end of your profile it’s vitally important to personally address the prospective birth mother. This is your opportunity to send a direct message to her.
Show empathy towards her difficult decision, and express how grateful you are to have the opportunity to be the loving parents to her child. It’s the perfect moment to truly connect and foster a deep emotional connection, and explain why you’re choosing adoption for your own family.
To learn more about how to create an effective and beautiful adoption profile or to learn more about the wonders of adoption, contact Adoption Alliance today at 1-800-626-4324.