Revolutionary Software Connects Adoptive Parents with Newborns
Founded by Dr. Lori Ingber, Parent Match is the nation’s first and only national, secure and searchable professional network. Parent Match provides adoption agencies with something they’ve never had before: one central database that allows them to connect with other agencies around the country with a few simple mouse clicks. This means faster connections between birth and adoptive parents within the Unites States (only available domestically).
More than 90 percent of adoptive parents report that they are networking and researching adoption online.
“I’m an adoptive mom, as are my sisters, so I know first-hand the challenges trying to find that perfect match between adoptive parents and birth parents,” says Dr. Ingber. “I knew there had to be a way to use technology to simplify the process for everyone.”
How it Works:
- Agencies enter their client information into a user-friendly database. Clients specify what they are looking for in a match.
- Parent Match is a national resource that allows agencies to access agency networks across the country in one, simple place.
- Easier access to more comprehensive information translates to shorter waits, and ultimately that means more families are created, says Dr. Ingber.
Today’s adoptive parents are using online technology as a core tool in their journey. Dr. Ingber and her team have created patent-pending technology that provides state-of-the-art security and confidentiality, but makes using the Parent Match network simple and intuitive. Agencies pay a small monthly fee for unlimited access to the extensive secure network and no other fees or charges are involved.
This web-based program walks adoption agencies through the process of entering highly descriptive information about the needs of their client, whether you are an adoptive parent or an expectant mother. Ask your agency to sign up with Parentmatch.com to make the diagnostic match and do the hard work for you.
Dr. Ingber has a Ph.D. in Public Health. She has two biological children and two adopted children from Korea. Agencies pay a small monthly fee for unlimited access to the extensive secure network and there are no other fees or charges.
Photo Credit: Dr. Lori Ingber and her family
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