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Tips for Adoption Outreach

Adoption outreach refers to all of the actions that prospective adoptive families can take to find and be found by expectant parents considering adoption.

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Contributed by: Hal Kaufman is the Founder of My Adoption Advisor, LLC, an adoption training and consulting company. 

Job seekers who call upon their existing network of friends, family and business associates to enlist their support in their job search are more likely to find work faster than those job seekers who do not. We all know this to be true and many of us have experienced the benefits of networking firsthand. What many families hoping to adopt domestically fail to see, however, is how similar tactics can help them find their future child’s birth family more quickly.

Adoption outreach refers to all of the actions that prospective adoptive families can take to find and be found by expectant parents considering adoption. Some families pursue a private adoption and are fully responsible for finding prospective birth families. Sometimes families work with adoption agencies or attorneys that provide matching services. It makes tremendous sense for families to leverage their network and market themselves appropriately.

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