The Power of Storytelling in Your Adoption Profile

This may be the most important story you ever tell.

Shelley Skuster January 05, 2016

As a former television news reporter, selecting images and partnering them with appropriate words was my forte for many years. But when it came time for my husband and I to put together our adoption profile, I couldn’t put my red pen away. I knew the power of good storytelling firsthand, and this would be the most important story we told.

I remember feeling overwhelmed thinking about how to best tell our family’s story and our journey to adoption. As someone who told stories for a living, I knew the power of good storytelling firsthand, and this would be the most important story we told.

Here are six tips to consider when putting together your adoption profile:

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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