I don’t know the exact statistic–one study I came across says it could be as high as 80 percent–but it’s safe to say that most people who pursue an open adoption do so as a result of infertility. That’s what brought us to it, and it might be what led you there as well.
For many couples, infertility isn’t simply the starting point of their adoption journey. It’s the catalyst that sets the whole process in motion. It plays a huge role. The question is, how big a role should it play in your adoption profile? Continue reading →
Starting your parent profile? Good luck! And I mean that in the nicest way possible.
Next to word of mouth, a parent profile is the best networking tool you have as a hopeful adoptive parent to connect with prospective birth parents.
And that’s a good thing and a bad one.
Good because your profile could be a game-changer in your efforts to become an adoptive parent through open adoption. Bad because…well, if you know anything about writing a profile, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Continue reading →
On Friday, I told you about my failed attempt to buy an e-reader. But my experience wasn’t a complete waste of time. After noticing the parallels between my shopping excursion and the experience of writing a parent profile, I managed get a blog post out of it.
Today, I want to return to the subject, although I promise this will be the last time. That’s because I realized that if I thought choosing an e-reader was tough, imagine how a prospective birth mother must feel about having to pick out an adoptive family from what seems like an endless array of parent profiles. Continue reading →
I don’t know about you, but once again my holiday shopping plans have taken a turn for the worse. My problem isn’t in finding what I want. It’s in making a decision.
Earlier this month, I set my sights on buying an e-reader. But with so many products, models, and styles to choose from, I got so overwhelmed that I eventually gave up and came home empty-handed. Maybe I should stick to paperbacks, after all.
My shopping experience may have been a bust for me. But if you’re a waiting adoptive parent in the process of writing a parent profile, here are three pointers from it that may be useful for you. Continue reading →