Introducing Your Kids: Adoption Profile Tips

on November 21, 2017

Introducing Your Kids: Adoption Profile Tips

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Introducing Your Kids: Adoption Profile Tips

Have you wondered how to write about your kids in your adoption profile? You might be curious as to how much info you should share or what parts to highlight. As we’ve mentioned before, it’s always best to tell YOUR story first and then introduce the kids afterwards. We recommend dedicating one section to the kids, and telling a bit about who they are, what they enjoy and how excited they are about adoption.

Soft Intro: Talk About Parenting and Your Wonderful, Amazing, Silly Kiddos!

To begin the “Meet Our Kids” section, we recommend doing a soft introduction. This should include a bit about parenting and how the kids are excited about the adoption.

Example: When looking back at all the amazing experiences that we’ve shared in life, becoming parents together was certainly the most fun! Raising Sophia and Benji and watching them grow up right before our eyes has been such an incredible journey. Both kids are gentle, respectful and silly little ones, who cannot wait for us to expand our family through adoption. They’re so excited to meet their newest sibling!

Sharing Some Special Details

After the soft introduction, it’s best to dedicate one paragraph to each child, or if you only have one child, then two paragraphs will be fine. We recommend talking about their age, personality, what they enjoy doing and what they hope to share with a new sibling.

Example: Sophia is our determined little firecracker! She knows how to capture a room and make everyone laugh. She loves reading and spending time with her cat, Franz.

Benji is our wallflower. He loves to listen and can be shy sometimes! But, at home, he is quite the little ham. He loves swimming at his grandparent’s house and attending storytime with Mom and his sister. Both of our kiddos are really excited about our decision to adopt a child and can’t wait to read them books each night before bed!

As you can see in that example, we cover personality, age and hobbies all in a narrative, flowing manner. Though not all of us are natural writers, our Editing team recommends that you aim to write conversationally. Pretend you’re writing a letter to your best friend, who you haven’t seen in many years. You want to get them up-to-speed while also sounding warm and friendly.

Introducing Your Kids in Your Adoption Profile May Seem Like Something You Have to Balance

Some hopeful adoptive parents are worried that if they talk too much about their kids, the birth parents might think they don’t have anymore room left in their hearts (or their arms!) to share with another little one. But that’s not always the case. There should be a bit of balance, mainly because the birth moms need to know about YOU first. Sprinkle your love of parenting (and your kids!) throughout your profile, but remember that the main focus should be on you.

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