Creating an Effective Adoptive Parent Profile

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How do you create an adoptive parent profile that will be chosen by expectant parents who are considering placing their child for adoption? Adopting a baby in the US requires adoptive parents to prepare a profile “book” to be shown to prospective birth moms. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility and adoption education and support nonprofit,  an adoptee, mother of three through adoption, and author of the new book How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio: Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter; as well as a marketing and design professional who has worked with adoptive families on their letters and online profiles.


+ Highlights of the show (click to expand)

  • What is an adoptive parent profile or an adoptive parent portfolio?
  • Why do adoptive parents have to prepare them?
  • What is meant by an Dear Expectant Parent Letter or a Dear Birth Mother Letter?
  • What should be included in an adoptive parent profile?
  • What should be left out?
  • How many pictures should you include?
  • What type of pictures should you include in your adoption portfolio? What type of pictures to avoid?
  • How long should the adoption profile be?
  • Should you bind your adoption portfolio in book form?
  • How should you handle religion in your adoption profile if you are not a religious family?
  • How should you handle physical limitations or disabilities or illnesses in the adoption profile that you prepare for expectant mothers or couples?
  • How should you handle pets, especially if you own a breed that has a bad reputation, such as a pit bull or German Sheperd?
  • What do expectant mothers or expectant couples (prospective birth mothers and fathers) look for in adoption profiles or adoption portfolios?


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Show originally aired in 2014.

28/06/2017 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2017 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments

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