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December 22, 2015

3 Tips To Improve Your Adoption Profile During the Holiday Season

Maybe you have a little time off during the holidays and want to make your profile all it can be. Or maybe your profile needs some pre-holiday attention but you are unsure where to begin.  Here are three easy things you can do today to help make your profile what it is meant to be- an honest reflection of you and the life you hope to share with a child. Get In The Habit Of Adding Blog / Diary Entries Every time you add to your diary, you are updating your profile.  Your diary is a quick and easy way to continue your story. The holidays are a great... Read more…

December 10, 2014

The holidays are a great time to add to your adoption diary… 10 things you can add right now

The holiday season is a warm, fuzzy time.  We are usually gathering with family and friends and enjoying traditions, old and new.  This is a great time to add to your Adoptimist diary and share your unique family traditions! Be sure to include pictures of what you have been up to and tell the reader how much you are looking forward to including a child one day.  Here are just a few ideas, things you can just snap pictures of this weekend, to help show and tell your story in your profile. • Decorating the Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush... Read more…

October 3, 2014

20 Reasons You Should Change Your Profile Photos Right Now

It’s time to get real about your profile photos. Here are 20 good reasons you should consider changing yours today: 1) Blurry / out of focus 2) You aren’t smiling 3) You are frowning 4) Too dark outside / inside 5) Photo is seasonally inappropriate (winter shot in the middle of summer) 6) Eyes not visible - closed / covered by sunglasses 7) Doesn’t actually look like you 8) Over-exposed 9) Outdated photo from a previous decade 10) Not looking at the camera 11) Background is too busy 12) Bad scan / poor image quality 13) Too... Read more…

September 19, 2014

6 Tips To Consider When Choosing Your Main Profile Photo

“Hi”, “Hello”, “Come on in!” That is what your main photo is.  It is like someone seeing you from across a room and taking a minute to decide things about you in their head before they ever speak to you. It may even decide IF they even talk to you. It is that handshake or pat on the shoulder as you greet someone for the first time. You are inviting expectant parents in to learn more about you, to get to know you better in your profile. Think about the first impression your picture makes. Is it welcoming and inviting? Let ‘em see that face... Read more…

July 23, 2014

Six Tips For Writing Your Adoption Profile Introduction Letter

The first words that a visitor reads when she arrives at your profile will go a long way toward making a solid first impression. Commonly referred to as a dear birthmother letter, on Adoptimist we prefer the term ‘intro letter’ or simply ‘introduction’. Naming conventions aside, it is a vital piece of your adoption profile and you’ll want yours to be as lean and effective as possible. Even if you like your current intro, there are several good reasons for an occasional... Read more…

June 27, 2014

10 Easy Summer Additions To Your Adoption Blog

Every season brings great things you can add to your adoption diary/blog. But summer seems to provide a little more.  That said, I thought I would make a list of some timely topics you can quickly add to your adoption diary/blog this summer.  Tip: When you post a picture and blog about it, remember to include how you hope to share these special moments and memories with a child. Here are 10 ideas for summer additions to your adoption diary: • A day trip to the zoo • Working in the garden • A trip to a water or amusement park •... Read more…

April 4, 2014

Adoptimist Headlines: How To Get Your Audience’s Attention & Keep It

What is an Adoptimist Headline? Your headline is the first sentence and the first words that your visitors will see and read when they look at your profile. Formerly designated as space for your intro letter salutation (e.g., ‘Dear Birthmother’, ‘To Someone Special’), a headline is actually a much more powerful and effective tool for your readers. Think of your headline as an attention grabber, a chance to immediately tell your visitors exactly who you are and what your intentions may be (in 120 characters or less). The headline, in... Read more…

December 30, 2013

Make Your Adoption Profile A Life Changer

It seems like the clock starts ticking the moment you decide adoption is your chosen path.  Even as you complete your initial paperwork, days may already begin to feel longer as your wait to grow your family through domestic adoption begins. With adoption, your life and family can change in an instant. My husband and I started receiving calls and connections almost immediately after submitting our adoption profile. This was no accident. I believe a large reason for our success resulted from the simple fact that I was willing to do anything and everything... Read more…

October 25, 2013

Three Ways To Increase Your Adoption Profile Traffic Today

Congratulations. You finally have an adoption profile you can be proud of. You’re doing everything right: you’ve added some great photos, you’ve been blogging, maybe you’ve even posted a video. It’s taken hours and hours and it’s been hard work. But now what? Without an audience to view it, even a great profile is destined to fail. What you may not know is that there are proven ways on Adoptimist to increase your profile visits, available to you right now. These are not gimmicks but tried and true methods (built right into our system) that will... Read more…

September 7, 2013

Choosing and Updating Your Adoptimist Profile Photos

In this article, we’re going to discuss the importance of Adoptimist profile photos. Adoptimist was conceived and built as a visually-oriented connect service. Because they are the first step toward connecting with an expectant mother, your main photos are the most important images in your profile. Of course you will have many photos in your albums and blogs and they are all important. But, because they are so vital, we are just going to focus on the following two: Our Families photo: aka ‘Elevator Pitch’ photo, as featured on the Our Families... Read more…

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