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Crafting An Authentic Adoption Profile

Are you getting ready to put together your adoption profile?

Getting started can be a challenge. Here are some tips for creating a unique profile that truly communicates to a potential birth mother who you are, and why you’re the best fit for their child.

Speak like yourself! Make sure your own original voice is coming through. Clichés don’t mean anything, so they have no place in your profile. Speak from your heart, write how you talk, give the birth mother a true sense of who you are and how you communicate. Allowing a birth mother to experience your true personality will go miles beyond empty words that have been said time and time again. 

Pictures matter. Photos are absolutely essential to a successful adoption profile, so think about this when you’re selecting photos you want to include. Make your chosen photos fully visualize you. Make sure they depict a wide range of activities and moments — choose photos of you and your partner enjoying specific activities and ones that showcase your life and how you lead it. This is your potential birth mother’s first opportunity to see you and make a connection, so think about the impression you want to make. What would inspire you to connect with someone you’ve never met? If you’re struggling for inspiration, here’s a ton of inspiration.  

What are your dreams as a parent? How do you intend to parent this child? What sorts of ideals and experiences are important to you? What have you always dreamed of doing, teaching, and sharing with your child? Your adoption profile is not about making your parental goals sound perfect, it’s about ensuring your goals and parenting ideals communicate who you intend to be as a parent. Birth mothers are making a selfless choice to give their child a better life—they will feel comforted by hearing your goals and dreams. 

Don’t forget the details. How did you and your partner meet? What were your childhoods like? Where did you grow up? What are your favorite weekend activities? This doesn’t need to read like a report, you want to let your true self shine through. The more you share, the more she has an opportunity to connect with and get to know you. 

Above all…project your true and amazing self! As long as you do that, you’re good to go. That’s what matters most.