Listen to the “Creating Your Adoption Profile” webinar recording and view the slides – purchase from the store ►
When you adopt in the U.S., you must create an adoption profile (also called an adoption portfolio or “Dear Prospective Birth Mother Letter”) that your agency or attorney will share with expectant mothers considering adoption to help them select a family. When it comes time to write yours, you may find yourself staring at a screen wondering how to begin. How should you describe yourself? Your partner? What colors are best for your design? What photos should you include? How many?
In this webinar, Madeleine Melcher, author of How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio, draws on her experience as an adoptee, a parent who has traveled the adoption journey herself, and extensive interviews with birth parents to answer these questions and more to help you create an authentic, ethical profile.
The Adoptive Families Creating Your Adoption Profile Webinar with Madeleine Melcher took place on Wednesday, February 10, 1-2pm ET.
Madeleine Melcher is the author of How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio and a co-author of Encouragement for the Adoption and Parenting Journey: 52 Devotions and a Journal. Her latest book is Dear Adoptive Parents: Things You Need To Know Right Now – from an Adoptee. She also helps families create profiles as the owner of Our Journey to You. Melcher was adopted as a toddler from foster care and is a mother through adoption. She has written for The Huffington Post and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and works to be a voice for the more than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster system right now who are waiting for permanent families, and the more than 23,000 who “age out” of foster care each year without a family.
A recording of the webinar will be available free of charge for one week here. (After that, it will be available for individual purchase.) All webinar replays are always free for Adoptive Families site members.)