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  • Ask A Hopeful Adoptive Parent: What’s The One Thing You Plan To Do Differently This Fall?

    Fall is here, and that means the leaves are changing color. But that’s not the only thing that’s changing. Families hoping to adopt are also changing up their networking strategy. This week we asked 16 hopeful adoptive parents about their plans this season and what they’re doing differently. Susan and Mitch Our plan is to update our adoption profile letter. We’ve learned a lot since we put our original letter together and this fall’s rewrite will be a great opportunity to incorporate new

  • Online Adoption Networking: What We’ve Done

    The other week,  Preetha and Don from our directory of hopeful adoptive parents told you about the open adoption challenges they face as a South Asian couple. Today, I’m turning over our blog to Andrea and Scott, another couple from our Find A Family registry, to share their adopting story.

  • The Difference Between A Personal Adoption Website And A Parent Profile Registry

    In the week since we launched our new personal adoption website service, we’ve received a handful of questions and comments from families hoping to adopt. One of the most common questions has been what’s the difference between having your own personal adoption website and being part of a parent profile registry/group website like Find A Family?

  • Your Adoption Profile Letter Doesn’t Need To Be Perfect. It Just Needs To Get Done. Here’s How

    Imagine your chances of becoming an adoptive parent boiled down to one letter you wrote — to 1,000 to 1,500 words, to be exact. Would you be intimidated? Would you hum and haw and put off writing it for as long as you could? And when you finally did find the time and inspiration to do it, would you spend hours and hours searching for just the rights words to say a prospective birthmother?

  • Introducing Our New Adoption Profile Website Service

    This is a week of exciting announcements here on our open adoption blog. On Tuesday, I told you about the launch of a new interview series aimed at showcasing hopeful adoptive parents from our “Find A Family” section. Today, I’m thrilled to announce yet another networking tool we’re offering that may be of interest to you: our adoption profile website service. If you’re hoping to adopt and are looking for a great way to stand out and introduce yourself to

  • Open Adoption Challenges Of A South Asian Couple

    We’re always trying to come up with new ways to help you make the most of your adoption journey. Today, with that in mind, we’re excited to kick off a new series of interviews with hopeful adoptive from our Find A Family page. The interviews are designed to serve two main purposes. On the one hand, they will put the spotlight on an aspect of the hopeful adoptive parents’ journey — an experience, expertise or hurdle — that is unique

  • When An Expectant Mother Considering Adoption Contacts You: 10 Tips

    There’s only one thing better than sending out your parent profile to expectant parents considering adoption: It’s hearing back from them. For hopeful adoptive parents, being contacted by an expectant mother considering adoption is a dream come true. But it can be nerve-wracking as well, especially if you’re unprepared. Most hopeful adoptive parents sound great in their profile. But when it comes to actually talking to an expectant parent for the first time, they suddenly find themselves at a loss

  • What Makes A Great Adoption Website?

    Any day now we’ll be introducing a new adoption profile website service. If your networking efforts have hit a wall and you’re looking for a new way to reach out to prospective birthparents, I hope you’ll check it out. [Editor’s note: Our new adoption profile website service is now up and running]. Or feel free to email me any time for more details. I’d be happy to help you with your adoption networking strategy in any way I can.

  • 5 Ways To Improve Your Parent Profile Without Changing A Single Word

    Is your parent profile not getting the response you expected? Wondering why prospective birthparents aren’t reaching out to you? Unsure about what changes you need to make to your profile that will make it stand out and help you connect with the birth family that’s looking for you? Creating a parent profile is a major feat. It’s not something you can dash off in one sitting and be done with. It requires constant tweaking and refining.

  • Adoption Lessons We’ve Learned From Our Dog

    This guest post is by Preetha, a hopeful adoptive mother. Although we are not parents, we are currently “pet parents.” We have a 2 1/2 -year-old dog, Mia, whom we adopted as a puppy. We were instrumental in teaching her a lot of things including respecting boundaries, all the basic commands, and silly tricks. At the same time, she has taught us several things that we are trying to implement as we are going through our adoption journey.