Here are some ideas when creating your ad/profile:
Ready to create your ad/profile? If you have remaining embryo(s) available for donation, or if you are looking to receive embryo(s), it helps to find a match by creating an ad/profile!
We hope the information here can help you when submitting your ad/profile. Creating a profile for you and your family can sometimes be overwhelming. It may be hard to decide what to include, how much information to add about your family and you initially, if you should include pictures and so forth. We will try here to brainstorm with you so you can consider some of the pros and cons.
Always be honest but do not share information that you are not comfortable sharing. At least not initially.
Give as much information as you feel comfortable with, but don’t feel pressured. We do not advise you to give to much identifiable information initially. When you get to know a potential family better, then you can be more open and start to share more personal information with your potential family. Some people like to include pictures to their ads/profiles, others prefer to email pictures later to the families they feel a connection with. Be honest about your lifestyle and interests. But remember that you can give a good general idea about you and your family without giving to many clues that can identify you or your family. Things like last name, working place, name of the church you are part of (if religious), etc. The right match will come along and you will know when you find a family or individual that you feel comfortable with to start taking things to the next level.
Include photos to your ad/profile?
Photos helps. It helps the families to connect. Photos in a embryo donor family ad/profile allow the recipient family to have a glimpse of what their future child may look like. Photos in a recipient family ad/profile gives to the donor family some ideas on the recipient family where their biological child will grow up. Pictures of your home, backyard, a park near your home, etc. are photos of interest to donor families. If you do not feel comfortable sharing pictures of you or your family on a website, you can always indicate in your ad/profile that you will be happy to send some through email at a later time.
Edit, edit, and edit again your ad/profile before posting
Having simple grammar and spelling mistakes can send the wrong idea that you are not taking the embryo donation/adoption process seriously. Use with your ad/profile an online spelling/grammar checker and/or have someone that knows about your embryo donation/adoption, to proofread it for you.
To learn more about haw you can build your family through embryo donation/adoption, or donate remaining embryos, visit our Information and Resource Page to learn more.
And to add your ad/profile to our listing, visit: ADD A LISTING