I was drawn to the first couple I chose because of her profession and the fact that my son would grow up to be bilingual. And she loves to bake!
There wasn't much in particular that drew me to Tim and Leslie from their profile. I just felt a bond with them from the moment I met them at orientation. However, I do like that they appreciate ice cream and Sergio liked that they are into soccer. And it was a good match.
I think, as a birth mother, Carissa gives fantastic advice! We look through so many profiles and have to narrow it down. Put some pictures that jump out at us. I don't mean this in a bad way, but sometimes the words start to blend together and you forget which family enjoys what activity. Don't try to appeal to expectant mothers. What I mean by that is don't make it with the mindset of "What will get us picked?". That's slightly insulting (to me). The right woman will pick you for who you are, not who she wants you to be. So be yourselves and have fun. We want to know that our child will have a fun, good life filled with love and laughter. We need to know that we are welcome in your lives! There is so much I could say about the phrasing! Just be yourself. You won't miss your baby
If anyone has questions or would like suggestions from a birth mom's perspective, I would be more than happy to help!