It’s been a while since I’ve written a new post on the blog. Courtney and I have been busy moving to a new house recently, and I’m in the process of starting a new job, so finding time to write has been difficult, but I’m still here. We’ve also had to put our adoption plans on the back burner for a while, but as we get settled into our new home we will start moving forward again. We are still trying to wrap things up for our home study (Part 4 of my home study blog post series will be coming soon), and we will soon start working on what this blog post is all about: our adoption profile.
So what is an adoption profile you ask? Simply put, your adoption profile is your introduction to potential birthmothers. It is your way of telling them who you are, why you want to adopt, and why you think you will be good parents. It is usually the first impression that a potential birthmother will have of you, and since you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, it’s important to get it right.
Adoption profiles come in many different forms. In this post, I’ll go over the basics of what an adoption profile is and what it should include. As we work on our own profile, I’ll continue to share more tips and resources here on the blog to help you write your own profile. For now, let’s start with the basics: