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Networking to find your baby

This group was created to help educate adoptive couples on how to network and get their name and face out in their community. We all have heard the stories about a friend telling a friend who told a brother whos girlfriend is pregnant.

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Failed Adoption, looking for all options.

We just today returned our son back to his birthmother after a month of having him in our home and part of our family.  I am numb not knowing what to do with myself because a day ago I was up in the…Continue

Started by Michelle A. Mar 24, 2012.

Self advertising 5 Replies

Hi all,I am new to the waiting game and am working with an agency.  I also have an attorney but in my state they are not allowed to help in the match.My husband & I decided to do some advertising…Continue

Started by Debbie. Last reply by Kim W Jul 19, 2011.

Independent Option/Checking all the options and what works 9 Replies

My husband and I are working on an independent adoption.  We chose independent because we wanted to choose the gender.  I could not find an adoption agency  that would let me choose (if somebody…Continue

Started by Debra Brummitt. Last reply by Mary Heckman Jul 16, 2011.

You Tube video? 3 Replies

Hey Folks, In my spare waiting time, I created a You Tube video of our profile. I saw that others had done this and had a lot of traffic. Does anyone know of a good way to get traffic to the You Tube…Continue

Tags: profile, YouTube

Started by Kathy Kelly. Last reply by Hal Kaufman May 4, 2011.

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Comment by Angela B on May 29, 2014 at 5:28pm

haven't been on here in a while, but wanted to share we were featured in a blog lately and wanted to pass it on, please feel free to keep sharing...thx!

http://thosefourlittlewords.com/2014/05/24/tell-me-your-story-of-wa...

Comment by Anna Mann on May 10, 2012 at 2:12pm

We've had a hard time getting "likes' on our facebook page. We have asked everyone to share. I think because this is our second adoption and because the wait was short for number one, people are just not paying attention. And I resent having to repeat myself asking my networks to like and share our page only to see the same couple of people sharing and no one else. Its unexpected and its kind of annoying/hurtful. I guess I just needed to vent...

Comment by Angela B on April 26, 2012 at 7:12am

We are starting our second adoption, application is in for our second homestudy and are setting up our social worker visits. excited, and scared about the process again....we have a beautiful son who was adopted in 2010 and had a wonderful bmom but we had a lot of trials before meeting her...hoping to not interact with so many scammers this time around. We are planning on using parentprofiles.com but know that a lot can change in 2 years and more websites might have popped up. Where/how have you networked for a second adoption???

Comment by Thea R. on July 23, 2011 at 1:03pm
My philosophy is all about sticking as many "irons in the fire" as possible! Having a blog, twitter account, facebook page are great. Adoption-Share is also a great tool as it connects you with licensed agencies on a national scale! Reaching out to smaller agencies that you like and mailing them your profile is also a great tool but something that Adoption-Share are slowly eliminating the need for.
Comment by Hal Kaufman on July 18, 2011 at 10:01am

That's fantastic Katy and you are so right. Facebook is free, too!

More and more agencies and attorneys are contacting us about helping their families with networking and advertising. It is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive for adoption professionals to find potential birth families. At the same times it's actually becoming easier for prospective adoptive families to do the same thing (thanks to the Internet and the fact that today's generation of expectant parents is often online looking for potential adoptive parents).

By the way everyone, we are offering our services at a 10% discount through July so if you are interested in some on-demand courses and consulting services on this and other subjects, check us out. The coupon code is 10PERCENTJULY2011.

Hal from My Adoption Advisor

Comment by Katy Cook on July 18, 2011 at 7:46am

Our birthmom found out about us through facebook! It was a fantastic way to spread the word. You need to be willing to put yourself out there.... :)

 

Comment by Julie on July 17, 2011 at 8:46am
We did it all last time....cards left in bathrooms of places, emails to attorneys, letters, you name it....and wound up adopting via our online profile. This time I am hoping for the same. We have had probably 1 really good contact so far and have been active for about a month or so.
Comment by goodiesformom on July 15, 2011 at 7:52pm
How is it going? I've sent tons of e-mails to lawyers and now sending letters to local hospitals and OBs. What are you doing to network? I just feel like I'm doing all this and NOTHING :(
Comment by Kathy Kelly on April 12, 2011 at 7:09pm

We just completed our adoption website and placed it on a couple of adoption profile sites that are inexpensive. I couldn't believe the first day we received a phone call from a legitimate birth mother! I know from our past adoption experience that we will likely hear from many people before we find a match.

I feel like I should be doing something, just not sure what. Waiting is tough. We found our daughter's birthmother online, so we have high hopes for online networking. We are also using an agency that is doing outreach for us.

I would love for you to check out our website and give feedback. I don't even know how to make it rank higher in search engines or measure traffic through Go Daddy.

http://www.kathyandlisa.com/index.html

 

Thanks everyone!

Kathy

Comment by Michelle on January 19, 2011 at 1:27pm
HI Nicole, I will review your site and give my opinion. Our site has not been updated yet but would love to her your opinion on our current site.wants2adopt.blogspot.com. I will review it tomorrow as I have to run.
 

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