You've filled out application
forms, attended training, had a homestudy completed, and spent
hours writing, editing and creating a beautiful family profile
for social workers and prospective birth parents to review.
Well done! You're probably wondering: "Now what are we
supposed to do?" If you're like most prospective adoptive
parents, waiting for 'the call' is the hardest part of the
adoption journey. Whether you're waiting to adopt privately
or through your province/territory's government agency, there
are things you can do to increase your chances of adopting
sooner than later.
For many prospective adoptive parents, adoption networking
efforts have been the key to successfully adopting. Word of
mouth and the placement of ads in newspaper classifeds have
in the past been the most popular way of advertising one's
desire to adopt. In the last few years, however, more and
more families are connecting online by posting their "Dear
Birth Mother" letters on popular adoption sites or by
transforming their profiles into full fledged web sites!
In fact, before www.adoptiveparents.ca
became "An Adoption Resource Guide for Canadians",
it was used as a marketing tool in our family's 'adoption
networking'. By transforming our profile into a fully interactive
web site, we were able to share our profile with thousands
of social workers, church leaders, counsellers and adoption
professionals across Canada! We have no doubt that our networking
efforts online and off played a major role in adopting our
So, if your home study has
been approved and you reside in a province or territory in
Canada that allows you to network for adoption, we invite
you to join www.adoptiveparents.ca's "Parent Profiles."
the importance of 'adoption networking' and there's no better
way to tell the world about your desire to adopt then by posting
your profile online!
Why Join Adoptiveparents.ca's
- Adoptiveparents.ca receives thousands
of visitors each and every month. Anyone, including a potential
birth parent, may see your profile and feel you're a match
for their adoption plan.
- You'll be adding another 'tool' to your
adoption networking kit and the more efforts made, the better
your chances of finding your child. In your networking efforts,
you can e-mail social workers, counsellors, church leaders
and other professionals a link so that they can read about
you and see your profile 'live.'
- You'll pay a one time fee of
just $200. Our prices are affordable!
What will your profile include? How much
will this cost us?
- A one page profile showcasing up to 12
photographs and your "Dear Expectant Mother" letter
- Your e-mail contact information so that potential birth
families can contact you if they have any questions about
your family/profile or would like to connect for a possible
match. You can also include your phone number (some families
have toll free numbers) and your social worker or adoption
agency's contact information.
- Photo touch-up and cropping services
- A one time fee of just $200