Adoption Profile Videos – Do It Yourself vs. Hiring A Professional


Adoption profile videos can be one the best tools for reaching out and connecting with a prospective birthmother. Videos are easier than ever to create, edit, and share. You can watch videos from almost anywhere – from a TV, phone, tablet, or computer.

This means expectant mothers who are considering adoption can learn more about you faster when they watch your profile video.

When you are ready to make your adoption video, you will need to decide who is going to do the work. It really comes down to DIY vs. hiring a Pro.

Can you do it yourself or should you hire a professional to create your video? Here are some ideas that will help you decide.

DIY vs. Hiring a Pro

Why DIY (do it yourself) may be better:

  1. Will cost you less money than hiring a professional.
  2. You can add your own creativity to the video.
  3. You likely already have the tools you need to create a video (a home computer preloaded with video creation software).
  4. It’s easier now more than ever to create an adoption video with so many tools available.
  5. You are in control. Create a video on your time and in your home – no need to schedule time to go to a studio or rely on someone else to get it done for you.
  6. Making changes (such as adding or removing photos or video clips) is something you can do without taking a lot more time & money.

Why hiring a Pro (professional videographer) may be better for you:

  1. Less worry about how it will turn out – a professional will get it looking and sounding great.
  2. If you want to make changes, they will do it for you.
  3. In some cases, they will supply you the camera so you don’t have to go to a studio.
  4. They will do the editing for you – putting together photos, video clips, music, etc.

Weigh these options to make the best decision for you and your family, then go and create your adoption video today! You won’t regret it because it may be the best and fastest way to connect with a potential birthmom.