Adoption Profile Coaching & Graphic Design
You need to know what to say and how to say it, but you also need to know how to present it. It matters how your adoption profile looks. If your adoption profile looks like all of the others, few expectant parents will invest the time to read it. The same holds true if it looks too messy and cluttered. You will also lose opportunities to strike a connection with potential birth families if your adoption profile looks like a flashy marketing brochure. Your adoption profile must catch the reader’s eye, draw them in, and be easy and entertaining for them to read. Our Adoption Profile Coaching & Graphic Design Service focuses on these objectives.
This price is for an 8-page profile and does not include printing and shipping charges. There is a $200 surcharge if your adoption professional requires a short and long version of your adoption profile. We will invoice you separately for this if it is necessary.
How We Are Different
We know there are other adoption profile designers out there so to offer a truly differentiated service we had to think differently. The technical graphic design work is important, but what is even more valuable to you is the iterative coaching and feedback you get.
So we asked ourselves this question: What’s better than offering families coaching and adoption profile design services from one experienced adoption professional? Well, how about offering this from two professionals? Hal Kaufman, the founder of My Adoption Advisor, and Joanna Ivey, the founder of Our Chosen Child, are partnering to offer you something that no one else can offer: 7 for the price of 1.
7 for the Price of 1
What if you could have all of the following people review your adoption profile:
- An adoptive father
- An adoptive mother
- An adoption educator
- An adoptive parent counselor
- An adoptee
- A graphic designer
- PLUS someone who showed adoption profiles to expectant parents
That’s exactly what you get when you work with us to develop your adoption profile. No one else can match this experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
We do not write adoption profiles for adopting parents because it is critical that expectant parents get to know you through YOUR words and YOUR style. We absolutely, however, help you clarify meaning and strengthen your message and will provide specific editing suggestions throughout the process. More specifically, this is what you can expect from us:
- We will provide you with a detailed questionnaire to help you formulate your text. Your answers become the foundation for your adoption profile text.
- We will edit your text to correct spelling and grammar mistakes and ensure that what you are trying to communicate comes through clearly. We will never modify your “voice.”
- We will provide you with a written guideline about how to select photographs for your adoption profile.
- We will edit your photographs through cropping, red-eye removal, and techniques for improving the color and brightness.
We will electronically deliver to you a print-ready, color PDF of your adoption profile. You can take this file to a local FedEx Office/Kinko’s, OfficeMax, or professional printer of your choice or we can facilitate the printing for you. We will also provide you with a lower resolution PDF of your adoption profile so you can attach it to your adoption website
or email it to interested potential birth families, attorneys, or agencies.
It can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to create your finished adoption profile. The biggest driver in terms of turnaround time is how quickly you can provide quality photos and text and respond to feedback. During our initial call we will assess what you have ready to go and will provide you with an estimated completion time.
Absolutely not. Our graphic designers focus solely on adoption profiles and have completed hundreds of them–hundreds of one-of-a-kind adoption profiles. We don’t use templates to speed the process. Each adoption profile is as unique as the adopting parent(s) for whom it is designed.
This might seem like an odd question, but other adoption profile designers copyright your adoption profile for their own benefit. When you work with us, YOU own your adoption profile. This is important because it means that you can use any of the files we created for your adoption profile to build a matching adoption website
(through us, through someone else, or on your own). This saves you time and money. You should never have to pay twice for the same work.
We work together behind the scenes to ensure that this never happens. You will always have just one point of contact (although you can always talk to either of us), too. We, not you, will incur any burden that comes from “7 for the price of 1.” You get all of the benefit.
We make it easy for you to select photographs and write your text. You will get a print-ready and email-ready PDF of your adoption profile. You will always have just one point of contact while benefiting from “7 for the price of 1.” Your adoption profile will be as unique as you are in content and presentation. And YOU own the legal rights to your profile and can do with it what you please. This price is for an 8-page profile and does not include printing and shipping charges. There is a $200 surcharge if your adoption professional requires a short and long version of your adoption profile. We will invoice you separately for this if it is necessary.
Today’s expectant parents are learning about adoption AND finding adopting parents online. Add your very own adoption website
now and we’ll design it with the same look and feel as your hard copy profile.