I've been totally stressing (I stress easily!) over the profile. It is on my mind each day. First, I can't wait until our training on Thursday/ Friday because we get the "format" of what we are supposed to include. Each family is to use the same format to keep them at a level playing field, but there is ways you can make it personal and to show your family in a true light they have said. I have been looking through several resources and guides online looking for things I like, tips, ideas etc.
Second, I am stressing because our counselor is with us for the 4 days of group training and the 5 hours each for the homestudy inteviews. How is this supposed to be enough time for her to get to know "who we really are"??? How are we supposed to make a small book filled with words and some pictures reflect who we are??? They keep mentioning how the birthmoms find something special in a profile that sticks out to them and that the matches almost seem "magical" but really???? I feel like we have so much to offer and I don't know how to express it all in a few pages. What pictures do I include? What do we write? What is important for us to share, what makes us different? We did take a few family photos this weekend while at my sisters that I am hoping we can use.
I hope that after training and we get the format and talk more about profiles specifically, I will feel more at ease.