With the internet playing a greater role in the ability to connect with potential birthparents, it has become more important for adoptive families to create online profiles.
More and more expectant mothers are looking at the internet to find adoptive families. Some even choose a family before they contact an adoption agency or attorney.
In our second adoption journey, our son’s birthparents found us online. They were able to read all about us and watch the profile video we put together. They knew a lot about us even before contacting our agency.
So creating an online profile is important (maybe even necessary). I want to share with you how to put your profile online – and stand out from the crowd.
Here are 5 websites where you can put your domestic adoption profile online for prospective birthmothers to find and connect with you.
This is a site that is all about giving you the tools and know-how you need to stand out and connect with expectant parents confidently and conveniently. Here is an article they wrote about 3 ways to make your profile stand out.
They have their own blog, a nice adoption resources page and they give you reasons why you should choose them. You can even read my guest post on their site, where I tell my story “My Dream of Becoming an Adoptive Daddy”.
This site connects expectant parents and qualified adoptive parents through adoption marketing tools. They help make adoption connections easier, faster, and with less hassle than ever before. Here more about who they are, how it works, and their FAQ page.
This is an independent registry for hopeful adopting parents where you can post your profile, making information about yourself and your desire to adopt available to all expectant and placing parents who visit the site. They list many reasons you should join, as well as answering your questions in their FAQ page, and you can even see some success stories from folks that have used ParentProfiles.
This site is designed specifically to help waiting Adoptive Parents connect with Prospective Birthparents in order to form a successful adoption. They offer free and paid services. There are regular meetings to measure results each month until a match is made with an expectant mom.
This site is more limited than other profile sites, but is very cost effective because profile activation is FREE – All profiles are free and you have the option of making your profile a Featured Profile for only $10/month, which increases your profile exposure to potential birthparents. Here is their FAQ page.
Here are some articles about creating your adoption profile and making it stand out among the crowd:
Top 3 Tips For Creating a Strong Adoption Profile from MyAdoptionAdvisor.com
8 Profile Tips from ProfilesThatGetPicked.com
3 Ways to Improve Your Domestic Infant Adoption Profile from InfantAdoptionGuide.com
I hope these sites and articles will move and inspire you to create an online profile that looks great, tells your story to a potential birthmother and stands out among the crowd!
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