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. 
Adoption Profile Book
Our adoption profile book
Birth mother letter, dear birth mother
Adoption profile book
Adoption profile book
Adoption profile book
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. This book is so beautiful and heartfelt! I'm so excited for you guys and your journey!

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  2. The book is wonderful Charlotte. I know it will "speak" to a birth mom very soon. It exudes love on every page with your words and pictures. I especially love that your baby will be the FIRST on Wes' side and Thirteenth on your side. How cool is that. I also love that Wes wrote "About Charlotte" and your ending "our promise" and bible verse is so touching. God Bless You Both on your journey and I am praying for you!

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  3. Oh my goodness, how I love this so much! Thank you for sharing it!

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  4. This is adorable. What site(s) did you use to design?

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  5. Beautiful book! You did such a great job! My husband and I are currently working on our book, and it's so much work! I appreciate your willingness to show your book to others, because it is nice to see an example.

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  6. Did you come up with this theme yourself or use one of the ready made ones? It looks so nice. My husband and I are working on our book right now too.

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    1. Thank you! I designed every page myself. I used Mixbook

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing! You did a beautiful job. I'm currently working on mine and it helps to see others.

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