Thursday, July 28, 2016
Our Adoption Profile Book
I've been promising to show details of our adoption profile book. It's a vulnerable thing, to post this on the Internet for the world to see. I didn't really think about it because I was so excited about getting the books, but I actually feel slightly nervous and embarrassed putting so much of ourselves out there for everyone to see. But I think it's good. I think it's great to share what it's like and what we have to do to make this adoption happen. When I was researching how to make a good profile book I was SO thankful when other adoptive families shared theirs, so I want to share ours too. I spent hours upon hours making this book, like probably over 24 hours collectively. I typed and retyped, and then retyped again. How do you explain to someone who you are and how great of a family you will provide for their child? It's impossible I think. And we wanted to be real and honest but not too braggy, but not too humble and plain either. And to find the right balance between photos and text, not enough information and too much unimportant information. So I would erase and retype again, and find a new picture. We really bared our hearts in this book, and I am SO proud of it. I love our life together and I love our families. I love how the book turned out. It is so..."US". So here it is. Our adoption profile book. Leave me a comment letting me know what you think to help ease some of this embarrassment of baring my soul to the world:) PS. If anyone is wondering why we have so many copies of our book, it is because we are working with consultants and signing up wth 5 agencies and each agency requires 2-5 books.