What Are Birth Moms Looking For? (Part 2)

by | Jan 5, 2016 | Adoptive Families Blog

Close-up of a pregnant woman looking at an adoption profileInfant Adoption Guide has just aired part 2 of its two-part podcast series “What birthmoms are looking for in hopeful adoptive parents.” Visit our previous blog post to learn about part one. And, you can download and/or listen to part 1 over at InfantAdoptionGuide.com.

In part two, Infant Adoption Guide continues to interview Lifetime Adoption’s Outreach Coordinator Libby Denniston about what birth mothers are looking for in hopeful adoptive parents. Libby shares her experience helping birth mothers connect with the adoptive parents they seek through open adoption.

“Expectant women want to learn about the parents who are waiting to adopt right away. They don’t want to wait until they’ve decided “yes, I want to choose adoption” – and then look for families,” Libby explains.

Here’s what you’ll learn about in this podcast:

  • How your adoption video will help you appeal to birth moms
  • Tips from Libby on how to create a profile that stands out to birth moms
  • What pregnant women look for BEFORE they choose adoption
  • How the Internet is changing domestic infant adoption 
  • What you can do to connect more quickly with prospective birthmoms
  • Discover actions you may be taking that are actually getting in the way of connecting with a prospective birth mom

You can tune into part two of this interview over at InfantAdoptionGuide.com.

Heather Featherston
Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

Read more about Heather Featherston


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