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Parent Profile

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        • A "Dear Expectant Parent" letter is a great way for you to share bits and pieces about yourselves.
          Below are some tips for writing an effective expectant parent letter
          1. Address your readers by who they are, not what they may or may not become. Expectant parents considering adoption do not become birth parents until after they have relinquished their parental rights. Also, don’t assume that the expectant father is out of the picture. He may be involved in making an adoption plan as well.

          2. Demonstrate respect and love. Put yourself in an expectant parents’ shoes: Could anything be taken offensively? Does your letter shed a positive or negative light on expectant parents and birth parents? Showing you care about expectant parents will gain trust that you will care for them after they have become birth parents.

          3. Open your heart. Sharing your feelings about adoption and family will make you “real” to expectant parents. When you show your true feelings, you are better able to make a connection with expectant parents and build meaningful relationships that can continue long after they read your letter.

          4. Use positive adoption language. For example, birth parents don’t “put up a child for adoption” or “give up a child for adoption,” they “place a child for adoption”.

          5. Thank the expectant parent. They took the time to look at your profile. Also, remember to thank them for considering an adoption plan for their child.

          6. Do not say you “understand” what they are going through. Unless you have placed a child for adoption, you don’t understand.

          7. Talk about your family in not so many words. Remember your letter should be a short, sweet teaser. If they like you, they can look into your photo album and adoption blog to learn more.

          8. Share what kind of relationship you would like to have with birth parents and their families. Do not make promises you know you cannot keep.

          9. Tell them you look forward to meeting them. They are nervous about meeting you, too! Offer a little assurance.

          10. Wish them well or end with a motivational quote. From the moment an expectant parent makes a connection with an adoptive family, a relationship is built.
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