Services and Process

 

Full Adoption Profile Books

8, 12, and 20 pages

My flat fee covers everything you need to create a full 8, 12, or 20 page adoption profile book. Photos are by far the most important part of the process! I will assist in the selection of photos and give you directed coaching when you need to take or gather more photos. I carefully enhance your photos and erase any stray alcohol, cigarettes, or identifying information from the backgrounds. I will also work with you to develop your text or use your agency approved text. I have curated style boards that help me get an idea of your personal style. 10 short days later your proof will be available for viewing and we will begin the editing and fine tuning process.

 
 
 

Short Adoption Profile Books

1 or 4 pages

Some agencies require a shortened adoption profile book be presented to expectant parents. The development process is similar to the full profile book style but the final product is 1 or 4 easy-to-read pages. We will work hand-in-hand to create a personalized adoption profile book.

 

Adoption Websites

8 pages of content

A custom website for your adoption outreach will expand your efforts exponentially. I use Squarespace as an easy to use website design platform. I will walk you through the entire process, from thinking about a custom URL for your new website—to then creating your website with search engine optimization built into each page. If you have a custom adoption profile book, we can create a website that matches. If not, we’ll create a personalized style just for you! All websites include 7 content pages plus a contact page with contact forms and important contact information. You can have several photo galleries and videos. We can link any social media accounts to your website. Hosting is not included, but we are happy to walk you through that process.

 
Chosen Child Adoption Profile Design Services Process

Our Chosen Child helps you create your custom adoption profile book

Getting to know you...

I will walk you through the adoption profile book 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.

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 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.

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 graphics you like best. I will use these as a springboard for the design of your adoption profile. 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

After our design conversation 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 profile 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 proof 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.

We help you adopt by getting you online

Once your profile 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 (hopefullyparents.com/yournames) that you can share via social networking sites, on pass-along cards or even in your email signature line for maximum exposure!

 

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.

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Our Chosen Child onesies and t-shirts

New! 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 OCC swag!