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Completing your online adoption profile feels good. Finally, you’ve got everything done! Details about your life have been laid out; you’ve talked about your job, the things you like to do, and all the hopes and dreams you have for parenthood.
But, what if you’d like to update an expectant mother on an exciting life event that’s just happened – maybe a new puppy or a visit from an old friend? Or maybe, you just want to share more day-to-day moments of your life that really encapsulate you as a person.
Staying active on your adoption journey can create new moments to connect with an expectant mother. Using Parentfinder blog posts or creating a social media profile specifically dedicated to your adoption journey are both great ways to show yourself off. Below, we’ll talk a bit about optimizing your use of either of these functions.
We all know that life changes happen often. Writing a blog post is a great way to go more in-depth on a new event or your everyday life. Did you recently pick up a new hobby or paint the nursery? Maybe you found an old family recipe that brought back hidden memories from your childhood. Recording big and small moments like these are a great way to take an extra glimpse into your life. Posting to your adoption blog can also lead to more views to your adoption profile!
When writing the blog, you are given an opportunity to upload a photo. This could again be a new chance to share engaging and unique content. If you need help deciding what kind of photo to share, check out our basic Parentfinder photo guidelines.
If you have a major (MAJOR!) life change, like a relocation (or welcomed a new family member!) you can also contact us about redesigning your profile. It’s pretty simple – we just work with what you’ve already got, and make changes. There’s no need to provide all new info and start from scratch, unless you want to!
Using a channel like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter is a great way to show off your life. The sheer accessibility of social media opens up the door to new connections. And, if you make a social media profile dedicated to your adoption journey, those connections may take on a new meaning. Expectant moms can search through hashtags to find your photos and may end up checking out your social media profile.
It may be helpful to search through hashtags on your own to see what others are posting. Try searching things like #FamilyThroughAdoption or #ReadyToAdopt. There are tons of great hashtags within the #AdoptionCommunity. Avoid using hashtags that are too broad, like #Adoption or #Baby. Hashtags like these have MILLIONS of results. Try to shoot for hashtags within the thousands or hundreds of thousands – there will be way fewer results for a viewer to sift through. Check out our Instagram as well – if you are a Featured of Preferred Member, we’ll share your profile there!
The Parentfinder team recommends staying in the guidelines we set for text and photos – view the social media profile as a supplementary extension of your Parentfinder online adoption profile.
Parentfinder blogs and social media are two great ways to stay connected on your adoption journey. They are both opportunities to share interesting and daily moments from your life, and you should use them to your advantage!
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