Thursday, September 24, 2009

network expansion.......

So in the past few months T and I have been expanding out network....we met with a new adoption practitioner in early August and he suggested that we really needed put ourselves out there a bit more!

I have to say it is not the most comfortable thing for us to do.....I actually have found it interesting how many people didn't realize our adoption hopes.....it honestly feels like I talk about it all the time...I usually think people are just sick of hearing about it....but as I have found out their are a lot of people that were not aware!



So a few of the things we have done are....a facebook page(social media), meet with a new lawyer in a different city(loved him...he is so nice, has adopted 2 children himself and just happens to be the head of the Adoption Council of Canada), registered with an adoption agency....and finally we have registered with a website CanadaAdopts and they have posted our profile and made a slideshow for us.....so I really think at this point we have done about all we can.....here is the link to our profile page at CanadaAdopts....tell me what you think???

m :)

6 comments:

RB said...

m,
It's beautiful! Really, you could not have done a better job.

Yaya said...

Good luck!

I feel like a walking advertisement. EVERYONE I talk to I say 'so you do you happen to know any birth moms considering adoption??'

Gotta do it, ya know?

Dana/WiredDesign said...

I LOVE the video - that is so cool!

It's HARD to put yourself out there. I'm sure there are many people I know that aren't aware of our plans, despite the fact that our profile is out there for anyone to see. I need to do a better job of putting ourselves out there as well. Thanks for the reminder!

Corey Family said...

The video is awesome, we have only ever seen one other video before! We just recently "got ourselves out there" more too so we can relate. Good luck and I hope you don't mind me following you, as you said I just love to see other adoption journeys unfold and see the outcomes!

Giantspeedbump said...

Good for you for putting yourself out there! I'm familiar with the CanadaAdopts web site and visit the forums often. There generally aren't any families from eastern Canada on the site (which is where we live). How long did that process take? I'm also curious, what was the objective of your meeting with the lawyer? I ask because I feel as though we aren't "doing everything" we can. If you can share some insight, I'd be grateful!

Lynnette said...

Wow--great job!!! It is really beautiful. We have been networking like crazy also we several different ways.