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Process

I will walk you through the adoption profile book or website development process from beginning to end. Some people have been so overwhelmed for so long they don’t have a single line of text or any ideas on style—while other people come to the process with their text fully written and firm ideas about design and layout. Wherever you are, I’ll meet you there.

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Many people wonder when the right time is to connect with me and begin working on their profile is. I always say the earlier the better! If you’re just getting started you will find my library of tip sheets useful as you sort through and take your photos and begin to think about text. My unique process will keep you organized and always heading in the right direction. I'll carefully review your content and provide helpful feedback.

I fully guarantee my work. You and your agency will be thrilled with what we create together or we’ll keep working until you are.

The Steps

  • Colors and patterns and fonts, OH MY!

    We will use several fun tools to begin to explore style ideas for your adoption profile book! As you work on gathering your content you can browse our style boards and make notes on the colors and graphic elements you like best. I will use these as a springboard for the design of your adoption profile book or website. Color and style will help to share your personality with expectant parents. You will always have as much input as you would like- or you are welcome to give me some general likes and dislikes and then sit back and wait for the magic to happen!

  • Putting your adoption profile book together

    Once you've gathered your content and picked your style preferences, I’ll give you a firm completion date for your profile– usually less than two weeks! Once you see the proof, you will be able to use the full suite of Adobe editing tools to share your feedback with me. I’ll turn your edits around quickly and send your way for another review. When you’re ready, I’ll send your adoption book or website to your agency/attorney for their feedback and approval. Then we’ll put our heads together one last time to fine tune the final draft.

  • Your profile book is ready and off to print

    Once the adoption book or website is approved I’ll happily facilitate printing for you with one of several commercial printers I work with or supply you the digital files for printing locally. I can often save you a considerable amount in your printing costs by working with the printers I have established relationships with. Better yet, I’ll save you hours of running around town getting them printed and shipped. I will supply you with printing quotes upon commencement of the project.

  • Take it a step further

    We can help you adopt by getting you online! Once your profile book is complete, make sure you’re getting the exposure you need by being online! We can create an adoption website that matches your profile for you to use for advertising should your agency or attorney suggest this, or we can host your profile privately online via our sister site, hopefullyparents.com. This option gives you a unique url that you can share via social media, on pass-along cards or even in your email signature line for maximum exposure!

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Rent a Camera

$50

Repeat after me: “My phone is not a camera, my phone is not a camera…” 

The most important part of your profile are your photos! iPhone pics are lovely, but they are no match to a camera when it comes to taking photos. When taking photos for your profile you absolutely must use a high quality camera. But wait! No one uses or even owns cameras anymore! Have no fear- I’ve developed a camera rental program that makes it easy-as-pie to use a high quality digital camera to take photos for your profile. Email me for the details!

New!

Free Our Chosen Child onsies and t-shirts

Please let us know when you bring your new little one home so we can send you a free "welcome home onesie" to celebrate! I can't wait to see photos of your gorgeous little ones in their Our Chosen Child swag!

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