After having their profile up for six months, Chris and Chelse were contacted by a woman who would later bring a beautiful, baby boy into their lives. The personalization of every family’s profile means they are able to connect with the expectant parent that could be the perfect match to their family. Chris and Chelse are grateful to have not only their son Knox in their lives, but also his birth family.
Danny and Mary shared pictures of their family, a personalized expectant parent letter, and even a video on their Parent Profile. When an agency contacted them about an expectant parent who had viewed their profile, they were thrilled. After adopting three adorable, little girls, Danny and Mary are happy parents.
After attending a seminar about Parent Profiles, Mike and Heather knew instantly that’s where they wanted to share their story. Along with using Parent Profiles’ easy and customizable format, Mike and Heather loved being in a community full of people going through the same process. When they were matched with their son, Heather said, “It felt like it was exactly where we needed to be.”
I was a 23-year-old single mother of a two-year-old chronically ill child when I found out that I was pregnant. I knew within weeks that I wanted to place my child for adoption. I went to three agencies and looked through countless letters, looking for the family that had everything that I wanted. It was a very stressful time. At the last agency a frustrated social worker told me that I was just being difficult and I had set an impossible criteria to give me an excuse to not go through with it.
I was so upset I left there and went to my computer. I was determined to find out what my rights and options were. I happened upon Adoption.com Parent Profiles that had a listing of parents looking to adopt. Suddenly I was free to look at all the families there (not the ones a social worker picked for me to see) and I didn’t have to justify my standards to anyone. It was a miracle that the first family I saw met my criteria. Seeing that the results were so good with the first family I looked at every family.
After calling their contact person, I discovered that we were fortunate to live in the same city, We soon met at a restaurant (with our children who were the same age and very similar). I was six months pregnant then and for the rest of my pregnancy we saw each other almost weekly.
The pregnancy was such a wonderful time for both of us. The adoptive mother threw a party for my birthday and I got to meet most of their friends. When I went into labor a week early the adoptive mother was the first one I called. I was to have a C-section and I didn’t feel comfortable with them being in there so they waited in the nursery. My son was never alone. During my stay in the hospital, the adoptive mother stayed in the room with me. We stayed up all night the first night and talked. I felt like a young girl at a slumber party.
That was the beginning of a truly amazing relationship. I see them occasionally and every time it is like seeing an old friend. I am dramatically comforted by seeing how happy my son is and how wonderful his life is.