Adoption is challenging. There are a lot of unknowns and typically a long waiting period. I have done more research into adoption and how to be successful with it the past several weeks than I have anything else. What I found is a successful adoption experience has two elements: an agency/facilitator and the waiting family’s own networking. We have the agency or facilitator lined up, and now it’s time to start our networking.
I have a hard time with networking and marketing. I am not naturally gifted in networking, mainly due to my introverted personality. When looking at networking as a large part of adoption, it becomes daunting to me. With our adoption I feel it best to do everything, through God’s power, to produce a rock solid marketing campaign for our adoption. I will not stop until everyone we’ve ever met or will meet knows that we’re adopting. We have to. Here are some ideas we’ve brainstormed thus far:
The good thing about this process is that I truly believe that God is leading it. God is in charge. He is performing the networking within me. He is preparing me, molding me to be a better, more outspoken person. He is opening my heart to the potential expectant mom that will come and join our family. I pray that He continues to work change in me.
What ideas do you have? We are open to and welcome feedback.