My husband and I are beginning the open adoption process, and it’s time to make a profile so prospective birth parents can learn more about us. We’re Offbeat Lite (yoga, geeky, vegan, non-Christian), and all of the samples I’ve seen online look like Pinterest threw up on them.
I want expectant parents to get to know us — after all, they’ll be part of our family — but I’m dealing with pressure to conform to the script of “loving couple describes each other lovingly while lovingly waxing poetic about the loving love they have to give your lovely child.”
The agency tells us to be ourselves, but the prospect of marketing us is freaking me out.
Are pictures of me with pink hair going to sink this whole ship? What if our pit bull is a deal breaker for someone? Halp! — Shannon
That said, we’d love to hear from Homies who’ve had experiences with open adoption: how can you write a profile that authentically reflects who you are, while also recognizing that some agencies might be nervous about pink-haired parents?