Your adoption profile is vital to finding the right adoption opportunity. It’s the place for you to show who you are and the type of life you will give to a child — and there’s no better way to do this than through an adoption video profile.
As one of the only adoption agencies that provide professional media services for your adoption profile video, we want you to have our complete support that puts you in the best position to have a successful adoption. We’ve partnered with Show Pro Media to help you create a high-quality adoption profile video to better connect with prospective birth parents.
With our guidance, you’ll be on the right track toward a successful adoption profile video. Below are five tips on how to rock your video profile from the specialists at Show Pro Media.
If you have any questions about how we can help you have the best adoption experience, then you can always contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out this form to learn more.
1. Make Sure to Carefully Go Over the Production Brochure
When you receive your video profile kit in the mail, go over the brochure from beginning to end. These profile kits are designed to set you up for success. The brochure should give you an idea of some of the things needed to begin shooting your profile, such as tips for lighting, audio, background and even what to wear.
Carefully reading the instructions in the brochure will ensure that you’re in the best position to create an engaging adoption profile video. You can always reach out to a video specialist if you have any questions.
2. Sometimes it’s Best To Film Your Normal Routine
Although it might feel silly to film yourself going about your regular routine, it will help create more natural footage and will give birth parents a look into your daily routines. This will help women considering adoption envision what life will be like for their child if they choose your family. Doing chores around the house, cooking and eating dinner, weekly traditions, and even watching TV are all great ideas to film.
Remember, the more you film, the better! It’s better to over-shoot than to come up short. It’ll all come together when a video specialist edits your profile. We have worked with thousands of adoptive families and know what it takes to create the perfect adoption profile video.
3. Try Not to Worry About “Um’s” or “Uh’s”
Our skilled editors will ensure that your narration flows well and will try to edit out any mistakes – keeping only the best content showcasing your full personality. Going into the process confidently will help eliminate any mistakes made on camera.
Although it’s normal to feel nervous filming yourself, you don’t have to worry about being perfect. Your video profile is in good hands, and the specialists are experts at helping you look your best on camera.
4. Focus on What Matters Most
In total, your adoption profile video will only be about 4 minutes long. In that time, what are the most important things a woman considering adoption needs to know about you?
The longest family interviews are usually at most 20 minutes. Focusing on b-roll that correlates with your interview will help your adoption profile video flow better. Filming natural scenes as a family can help birth parents get a better look at your personalities, sense of humor, sincerity and excitement to become parents.
There are many adoption profile videos on our YouTube that are great examples of what some families have done. It can be helpful to see an example of how your video will look. Although each family is unique and every video will be different, it’ll help give you some ideas of what to expect.
5. Capture Plenty of B-Roll Together
Women considering adoption love to see adoptive families interact with each other, so be sure to set up that tripod and make sure you’re both in the frame! Although it may feel like you’re going off of a script, having a loose idea of what you want to talk about will help you have more confidence throughout the interview.
This can also help you plan which shots you want to get. Whether that is any unique hobbies, park trips, or weekly traditions, capturing plenty of these activities will help you get the most out of your adoption profile video.
If you aren’t able to film an activity or tradition, we encourage you to send over some pictures or previously filmed videos. This will give birth parents an idea of your family traditions and help them get to know you better. For more information on how to make a good profile video, click here to get free information now.