As part of the adoption process, you will be asked to
create a personal profile in the form of a Profile Book. The Profile Book is a
picture book with snapshots, and important personal information about you, the
adoptive family. You will choose photos
that will tell a story about your lives as a whole. Photos that broaden your
family include relatives, grandparents, friends, pets, etc.
The profile book is used to share your information in a
non-identifying way with Birthparents. It is one of the most important first
impressions you'll ever make. Birth families may be looking at multiple
profiles at once but we do limit the number so that the process is not overwhelming.
Birth families are looking at your profile and trying to
imagine their baby fitting into your life. We at Beacon House will provide you with
guidelines. We will proof your profile book before you finalize it to ensue
that you are sharing the best possible information about your family. Once it is completed you are ready to move
to the matching process of your adoption.
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