Today I was writing the copy for our adoption profile pages.
This is the part I hate.
I never know what to say. And I have issues being concise. I don't have enough space to say what I want to say. I look at other profiles. I try to get other ideas but ultimately, I end up comparing myself to them. I am always left with a hundred questions.
What is the most important thing about me?
How do I condense all that I am and all that I feel into a few short paragraphs?
What will make a birth parent turn the page and keep reading?
What will scare a birth parent away?
Am I being too emotional? Too needy? Too sappy? Too flippant?
Am I enough?
Why would anyone ever pick me?
Some of these profiles talk about summer homes on the beach and fancy private schools. How can I compare?
It's so miraculous that we got picked once - that a beautiful family felt that we would be the perfect parents for their baby girl. Out of hundreds--possibly thousands--of families. Many better looking than us, wealthier than us, with better opportunities than us. It's a miracle of miracles that we got picked once.
How can I possibly ever hope for it to happen again?