As prospective adopters, you’ll be asked to create a family profile that your adoption agency in California can present to birthmothers. Your profile will be a glimpse into your life; you’ll get to share more about the life that you have together as well as the dreams you have for the life you want for your child. It’s a great way for birthmothers to get to know more about you, and will tell them if you meet some of the criteria that they have in mind for the adoptive family.
Because so much is resting on your family profile, it can seem like an overwhelming process to create something that will appeal to birthmothers and show them what a great home you can provide for a baby. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming, though! A is 4 Adoption assists our adoptive families in the creation of their family profile and can help walk you through the entire process. But if you choose to do it on your own, here are some tips about how to create a great profile!
How to Build a Great Profile
Be honest and genuine.
It’s okay to be honest in your profile. In fact, if you aren’t, it will become obvious in your writing. Try to relax and be your genuine self when writing the letter. You want your personalities to shine through and give the reader a sense of who you are as a couple and as prospective parents. This can help the birthmother connect with your profile and determine if you are the right family for her baby.
Include lots of photos.
Photos are an essential element of your profile. They help you show your life instead of just talking about it. For instance, if you love to be outdoors and go camping, include pictures of you doing that together. You can include photos of your pets, the nursery you’ve set up, your favorite vacation spots, or anything else that shows more about your life and relationship.
Don’t treat it like a resume.
It’s hard not to treat your profile like it’s a list of qualifications to be a parent but resist the urge. Your profile should be more about your personality, lifestyle, and desire to be a parent. The last thing you want is for your profile to come across as boring!
A is 4 Adoption Can Help With Your Profile
We’re not all born writers, and when the subject is as near and dear to your heart as the adoption of your future child, many of the families who go to an adoption agency in CA and are asked to create a profile are overwhelmed. That’s why our adoption center handles it differently. When you work with A is 4 Adoption, you’ll be partnered with one of our experienced team members who will help you create a profile that beautifully captures your family and shows birthmothers who you really are and the life you can provide for a child.
If you are ready to start the journey towards adopting a child and would like to learn more, click on the button below to connect with our adoption team.