If you’re considering placing your baby for adoption, you may be having doubts or feeling some uncertainty about your options. Women in your position will commonly ask the question: “How do I know I will choose the right family for my child?”
Over the past few decades, pregnant mothers have sought more involvement in the adoption process. As a result, today’s adoption plans are much more open, and birth mothers have more tools than ever to ensure they find the perfect adoptive family.
Today, the newest tool is adoptive family video profiles.
What is a Video Profile?
An adoptive family video profile is a short clip, usually three or four minutes long, that gives prospective birth mothers an introduction to a family pursuing adoption. Video profiles are a great way for you to see what life would be like for your child growing up as a member of a certain family, as they provide a detailed look into the family’s home and their personalities.
Not every prospective family makes a video profile; only a handful of agencies require them, and few families choose to make them independently. However, for families that do have a video profile, it can make your decision much easier because you will be able to see and hear the adoptive couple in their own environment.
Benefits of Video Profiles
Video profiles are expanding in popularity because they offer women in your situation a number of benefits:
- Personality – in a print profile, a wife may say her husband has a good sense of humor. In a video profile, you can see his personality for yourself.
- Home and Community – a video can offer you a real glimpse of your baby’s potential home and the people he or she may one day call brother, sister, grandma, grandpa, aunt, or uncle.
- Excitement to Adopt – some things simply can’t be expressed in words, and a video can allow you to truly feel the love a family is going to give to your child.
As you select a home for your baby, you want to be as informed and confident in your decision as possible. Video profiles can contribute greatly to your ease of mind; they can be found on certain agency websites as well as some personal family blogs. You can find some adoptive family profiles and videos on this website, as well.