Home Study Submission Requirements

Your profile will launch only after you meet our homestudy requirements and profile requirements. Check out the list below to make sure you are ready to launch. If you can't meet our minimum requirements yet, consider holding off on signing up until you can! Remember, your billing cycle begins when you join. So be sure that you are as close to ready as you can be before joining.

Home study Verification (electronic copies or fax only). Please read our requirements for more information.

Main photo. The bigger, the better. We will use your photo for a variety of purposes including web banners and social sites (if applicable). 350 pixels width minimum, please. Smaller photos will look blurry in our system.

Intro paragraph / letter. Even one or two lines will do. But if you really want to take your time with it, you might consider writing your letter ahead of time in a text editor and then pasting it in.

Your Story / Bio. Again, even one or two lines will suffice just to open your profile. But eventually you'll want to develop something that truly tells the story of who you are as a family.

Email address. We recommend setting up an adoption-specific email address. This is the most popular way to be contacted on the site. Don't list a personal address if you don't have to because you may receive spam messages.

Toll-free Number (optional). If you don't have a phone number and you are a Premium member, we can provide you with one. It is a forwarding number, meaning it will forward calls to any numbers that you specify. For example, home, work, cell, etc. After signing up, please send us all the numbers where you wish to receive your calls and we will quickly set up the line for you.

Billing Info. You will be asked to submit your credit card & billing info when you signup. This means that billing begins immediately, upon joining. So be sure that you are ready before submitting your information.

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If you have any questions about any of this, please email us at info@adoptimist.com or call us toll-free at 1-877-292-9235.

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