Sharon and her husband Steve are the parents of two amazing boys, both adopted through domestic infant adoption, with the most recent adoption being in the last six months. They’ve come through the process successfully, however the initial step of creating an adoption profile was absolutely daunting to them. Sharon had no experience with scrapbooking, no supplies, and no idea of what to include in their profile. It was so overwhelming that this book had to accurately reflect their life. It would be the most important resource an expectant mother would use in choosing a family to raise her child. Even after scouring the web, she had a difficult time finding examples of an excellent profile. After laboring, stressing, and working through their insecurities, Sharon and her husband finally created a profile they felt comfortable showing to expectant mothers. And with both of their adoptions, they were chosen within 30 days. They attribute the short time frame to many factors, but the most important by far was being able to relate to birthmothers through their profile. Both of their son’s birthmothers have said they chose Sharon and her husband from the pictures in their profile. Having been through this process twice, Sharon was quickly inspired to help other families who feel as overwhelmed as she did.
After much prayer, Steve and Sharon decided to take their like-minded vision and team up together to create beautiful digital profiles for adoptive families. It is our desire to help you design an adoption profile that reflects your individual style while bringing out your full potential. We would like to help you choose photos and lay them out in a way that can most effectively communicate who you are to expectant parents. We are also available to help you edit your birth mother letter—one we feel strongly needs to be personal to you and written from your heart. Because of this conviction, we do not have pre-written templates for your use. However, we would be happy to review the letter you write yourself, make suggestions on how it could be improved, and include the letter in your profile book if that is what your agency prefers. We will work with you every step of the way to be sure you are happy with your finished product, and to ensure it fits within your specific agency guidelines.
Forever Family Designs is also committed to creating unique, high-quality adoption announcements—an art that is lacking among stationary, paper, and design companies. Stay tuned to see the original designs we create, some of which will be featured on this blog!
Thank you for stopping by, and for your support and prayers. We will launch our website March 1, if not sooner. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to call or email. And please feel free to pass this on to any friends or family you may have that are thinking about, or going through, the adoption process!