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Tips for Creating Your Birth Parent Book

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A birth parent book is a great way to tell potential birth parents all about yourself!

A birth parent book serves as an introduction between you and potential birth parents. Your birth parent book provides a snapshot of daily life within your family. This book allows you the opportunity to express your longing for a family and the kind of life you hope to give a child.  It can be a little overwhelming to try fitting your hopes and dreams in one book! Luckily, Adoption Makes Family  has some tips to guide you through the process.

Highlight Your Personality

The fact that you have a comfortable income and live in a great school district may be wonderful, but what your potential birth parents really want to know about is you! What hobbies and interests will you share with your adopted child? What little traditions are you excited to share with your adopted child? Telling your potential birth parents about your personality is a great way to give a sincere impression of what being raised by you will be like.

Paint a Picture of Your Life

Your potential birth parents want to be able to envision the life their child will have. The more details you can give, the better! So, rather than just saying that you love sports, go into detail about how you can’t wait to give your adopted child their first baseball or how you look forward to teaching your adopted child the values of good health and exercise. Your potential birth parents will be able to envision you going for a morning jog while their birth child rides along in a jogging stroller. They’ll be able to hear the laughter of their birth child as they play catch for the first time. This kind of beautiful portrait of your life is what will make your family stand out.

Include Your Dreams for Your Child

If you are adopting a child, you have likely been dreaming of this day for many years. What sort of life have you been envisioning for your family? Describe how you dream of sending your child to college by providing a nurturing a love of learning. Or how you dream of helping your child grow into a compassionate and kind adult by engaging them in philanthropy and community service. Describing your dream for your adopted child in your birth parent book will help your potential birth parents to find the perfect match.

Want More Help? We Are Here For You!

Adoption Makes Family is here to help! We are a non-profit (501-C3) licensed adoption agency based in Maryland. Our birth parent adoption counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. If you would like our advice or just need to talk, please give us a call at any time.

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If you have any questions about how to create your adoption plan, you can contact us by e-mail – – or use our online contact form. Adoption Makes Family was founded to meet the needs of birth parents and adoptive parents in a manner that is sensitive, compassionate, and personal.


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