We know that families praying about adoption and foster care have many questions. We also know that some families who have adopted or are fostering have questions too. You are not alone! We would love to hear your question and feature it on Adoption Strong's blog Q & A Friday. Simply go to our Ask a Question page and submit your question to us and some of our team of contributors will respond.
And now for today's question:
What is a Profile book? Do I need one? What should go in my book?
From Tyler: If you are pursuing Domestic Infant Adoption, your profile book will play a very crucial role in your journey to finding your baby. Your profile book is basically a preview of your life in words & pictures, put together in a book for the purpose of allowing an expectant mother to get to know you as potential parents for the baby she is considering placing for adoption.
In your book, you can start by writing a short letter to the expectant mother. Let her know you are honored she is considering you as potential parents, that you are thinking of her & praying for her as she makes this big decision & that if chosen, nothing would bring you more joy than to spend your life loving, accepting & cherishing the precious baby she is carrying.
Next, tell her a little bit about you & your husband's relationship, your wedding & your love for one another. After that, tell her about each other (wife write about husband & husband write about wife). Share each other's personality traits, strengths, hobbies, jobs, etc. Include a little bit about each of your extended families & your traditions. Share about your values, faith, hopes, dreams & plans for the future. In closing, thank her for considering you & let her know that you will be praying for her.
Include vibrant, good quality photos throughout your book. Choosing an amazing cover photo is really important because it will be the first thing the expectant mom sees as she sits down with a pile of profile books.
Make sure your book paints an accurate picture of you as a couple & your life together. Profile books are typically about 12 pages long. You don't want to overwhelm her with too much information, but you do want to give her enough information to be able to make this important decision! :)
Thank you for your question. If any of our readers have a question as it relates to adoption or foster care, we would love to hear your question and feature it on Adoption Strong's blog Q & A Friday. Simply go to our Ask a Question page and submit your question to us and some of our team of contributors will respond.
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