Completing a hopeful adoptive profile book is very similar to creating your own hopeful adoptive parent blog. Blogs have become so popular and such an easy way to get your information out there to be seen! Here is a list of must-haves for you hopeful adoptive parent blog.
- Dear Birth Mother/Father
This is a must! You must address the birth parents in a sincere heartfelt letter. Pin this blog post so it is the first or one of the first that visitors see. Any agency, facilitator, or lawyer you work with will want you to have a letter to birth mother/father. Speak from the heart. It doesn’t need to be extremely lengthy, but you do need to know your audience. Talk less about you and more about them and their struggle with this decision.
- About you
Make a post dedicated to you. It’s even ok to make several! One about you, one about your spouse, and one about your relationship. You can include things like personalities, hobbies, careers, and what your role will be parenting a new child. You could write it about yourself or let your spouse write about you. And, include plenty of pictures here!
- Why Adoption
It is important for a birth parent to understand why you are choosing to adopt. Have you always dreamed of adopting? Have you struggled with infertility? Were you yourself adopted and want to share that with a child? Birthparents want to know you are invested. This is their baby before they are yours, and they are choosing adoption out of love!
Show off your home in this blog post! Write a few sentences and show pictures of the outside and main living areas. If you have a bedroom ready for baby show that off too! This is your home so include information about your community. Do you live on 20 acres with horses? Do you live in a subdivision with a pool? Do you live in a large city or small town? You can talk about all of these things without writing your address down or telling the entire internet where you live!
If you are a faith-filled couple and want to share your religious beliefs, do so! Yes, this will scare some birth mothers away, but it will also draw in the birth mothers that are right for you! Share what denomination you are, what your church family is like. Some birth parents may want their baby raised Catholic or other specific religion.
- Adoption Relationship
It is important to be very honest with your view on the future adoption relationship. After you sign those papers and take legal custody for your child there are no rules about your future relationship with the birth parents. If you are wanting a closed adoption the birth parents need to know that going in. Whatever you decide open, semi-open, or closed should be in the forefront of conversation.
- Promises To Your Birth Parents
This blog post is a little extra and could be different than what you have seen. Make a post dedicated to what you promise this birth mother and father about raising their baby. Promises of unconditional love, a stable home, and opportunity. Promises of family game nights, and always having a place to call home. Promises of guidance, discipline, and always knowing where they came from. Whatever you promise make it genuine and not fluff!
In the end, put as much information about you as you feel comfortable. You want the right birth mother to find you, and you are not looking for just any birth mother and baby. You are looking for YOUR birth mother and baby!