How to Prepare an Adoptive Parent Profile
for Domestic Adoption
June 16, 2010 Creating a Family radio show
Prospective adoptive parents must prepare an adoptive
parent profile of themselves to be submitted to expectant
mothers who are considering making an adoption plan for their
child. What should you include, what should you leave out, how to
present? Our guests to discuss adoptive parents life books
are Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer, an adoption consultant with
Independent Adoption Center (IAC), and Vickye Schultz, Vice
President of Domestic Adoption for the Gladney Center for
- What is an adoptive parent profile or “Dear Birthmother
Letter” and how are these profiles or letters
- What is the basic framework that prospective adoptive parents
should use when preparing an adoption profile.
- What should adoptive parents include in a Dear Birthmother
- What should adoptive parents not include in a Dear Birthmother
- What are expectant women looking for in an adoptive
- How can you make your adoptive parent profile standout?
- How should single prospective adoptive parents create a profile
that will appeal to birth mothers?
- How should you handle religion in your profile?
- Should you include your desire to breastfeed your adopted child
in your Dear Birthmother Letter?
- What type of pictures should be included in your adoptive
- Should you use a professional to help you prepare your
- How much help do adoption agencies give to adoptive parents
when preparing their adoptive parent profile?
- When should you rewrite your Dear Birthmother Letter if you
have not been chosen?
- Should you translate your adoptive parent profile into
- What are some of the do’s and don’ts in your first
telephone conversation with the expectant woman?