If you’re hoping to adopt and are looking for a great way to stand out and introduce yourself to prospective birthparents, I think you’ll find there’s a lot to like about our newest open adoption outreach service. Continue reading →
We’re always trying to come up with new ways to help you make the most of your adoption journey. Today, with that in mind, we’re excited to kick off a new series of interviews with hopeful adoptive from our Find A Family page.
The interviews are designed to serve two main purposes. On the one hand, they will put the spotlight on an aspect of the hopeful adoptive parents’ journey — an experience, expertise or hurdle — that is unique to them. Continue reading →
There’s only one thing better than sending out your parent profile to expectant parents considering adoption: It’s hearing back from them.
For hopeful adoptive parents, being contacted by an expectant mother considering adoption is a dream come true. But it can be nerve-wracking as well, especially if you’re unprepared.
Most hopeful adoptive parents sound great in their profile. But when it comes to actually talking to an expectant parent for the first time, they suddenly find themselves at a loss for words. Continue reading →
Is your parent profile not getting the response you expected? Wondering why prospective birthparents aren’t reaching out to you? Unsure about what changes you need to make to your profile that will make it stand out and help you connect with the birth family that’s looking for you?
Creating a parent profile is a major feat. It’s not something you can dash off in one sitting and be done with. It requires constant tweaking and refining. Continue reading →
Although we are not parents, we are currently “pet parents.” We have a 2 1/2 -year-old dog, Mia, whom we adopted as a puppy.
We were instrumental in teaching her a lot of things including respecting boundaries, all the basic commands, and silly tricks. At the same time, she has taught us several things that we are trying to implement as we are going through our adoption journey. Continue reading →
How long should a parent profile letter be? Or should I say, how short?
If you’ve just started writing — or wrestling with — yours, you probably have plenty of questions. Questions about the content, about the tone, about the photos. And, if you’re like most people trying to adopt, about the length. Continue reading →
Ah, summertime and the livin’ is easy. So easy that it’s tempting to sit back, relax, and put your adoption networking efforts on hold. Why not? Everyone else seems to be enjoying themselves. Why not you? Continue reading →
A few weeks ago, I received a call from a potential birth mother. This was the first time I actually talked with one. My previous contacts were all via email. From my perspective, it was a good conversation. She explained her situation to me and asked me more details about myself and my husband. Continue reading →