What is an Adoption Profile Book?
At Adoption Profiles, we know exactly what an adoption profile is. But let's start here, just in case you don't know.
Often, when people ask me what I do for a living, I respond that I help families or individuals create Adoption Profiles. Often, this is received by a look of utter confusion. So I explain; an Adoption Profile is a "book" made by a family, or individual, wanting to adopt through private domestic adoption. So, when a pregnant woman or couple consider placing a child for adoption find themselves wondering how to proceed, they often are referred to a licensee or adoption agency. Once they have receive from such an adoption agency or licensee some counseling and advice, and if they are sure they wish to proceed making an adoption plan for their child, then the agency or adoption licensee asks them what they are looking for in a prospective adoptive family. Once the agency has that information, they put together a collection of Adoption Profiles created by people wanting to adopt. These books help the pregnant individual or couple choose who they want to adopt their child. We, at AdoptionProfiles.ca help people create these books.
An Adoption Profiles is the single most useful tool one has to let a pregnant woman or couple know what kind of person/family you are, and what kind of life you will offer their child. This Adoption Profile often includes photos and written copy that show and describe your life, your home and also discuss how you will manage an adoption. Many topics included are:
And so on.
These topics, combined with photos appropriate to each section, give the potential birth families a ground in which to learn about you, what their child’s life would look like with you, and most importantly, how you will approach parenting an adopted child.
They will want to know many things about you, and it is important to include as much information as you can about yourselves, without being overwhelming at the same time.
While many couples search “Adoption Profiles”, and see what others have written about themselves, it is important to not just copy another families profile. You have your own brilliance, successes, challenges and life styles to offer; and your specific life experiences and views might just be the exact one your potential birth family is looking for. So, be honest. Be concise. Be kind. Be authentic.
Creating an Adoption Profile is a challenging task, but one we are sure you can complete with some direction and help. Here at Adoption Profiles our goal is to help you create a successful Adoption Profile by either giving you advice and suggestions on how to create your own, or helping you complete an Adoption Profile using our Adoption Profiles Book Design Services. Whatever path you choose, know we are here to help.