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Your adoption profile video is just what you might think it is: it’s a video of you, included in your adoption profile, that can provide a glimpse into your life in real time. Your video profile is another bridge in your adoption profile that shows you in action – how you speak, how you smile, and how you sound. It’s almost like being in the room with you, and can even lead to an actual meeting.
According to Meredith Shepard with Heart of Adoptions, prospective birth moms really like to see a video in a profile, and find it super helpful.
“Our birth moms really like the videos,” said Meredith, “It’s much different than a profile in regards to how you see people and hear their voice. It’s where people’s personalities come through the most.” She said that when a video works, it really works, “and the most successful ones are the ones where you can truly sense the love between the couple.”
You don’t have to have one, but we absolutely recommend you do. It might feel weird to sit down and record yourself, but don’t let fear and vulnerability get in the way of creating your adoption profile video. Adoption agencies who partner with Parentfinder report that if four digital adoption profiles are shown and one of them has a video, the video profile gets picked 100% of the time.
Parentfinder adoption profiles include your video on your website, along with your adoption profile. It’s all in one place for easy access for birth moms.
It’s pretty simple if you’re working with us. All you need to do is record yourself, either on your phone or a camera, and send it to our video editor. You will receive instructions, guidelines, and any extra help you may need!
Our editors will help you create your video, but you don’t have to do much other than send us recordings. We recommend that you record yourselves talking in different areas (think – your environment – whether that’s the living room, the backyard, the park, or the local pool), and include some “b-roll” footage. B-roll footage is candid and natural – maybe record yourself playing with the dog, knitting, throwing a frisbee, or doing anything you like to do. It just helps to show who you are in your natural environment. We’ve got plenty of tips to help you create a great adoption profile video.
Think about the last time you watched a video of a stranger. Maybe it was an interview with your favorite actor/actress, or a video of guests at your friend’s wedding. After watching, you might have felt like you knew a little more about that person.
Remember that to a birth mom, you are the stranger! Making an adoption video is a great way to bridge that gap and give clues into who you are, and who knows – maybe after watching your video, she’ll want to hear your voice in person.
Join Parentfinder today to begin creating your adoption profile. There is no wait – you can begin working on everything at the same time so that you’re up and running!
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