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November is National Adoption Month

One evening I received a call from my son’s chorus director. I had been doing quite a bit of graphic work for the chorus and it dawned on him that I might be able to help him out. He asked me if I would spoof up the brochure that he and his wife were working on. They were in the process of adopting a child, and needed to get the word out to birth mothers that they were interested in adopting a newborn. They had been in the process for almost a year.

I jumped at the chance to help them out. I designed an 11 x 17, 2 page brochure for them with photos, telling the story of their family, and how they yearned to add another child to their lives. The brochures were printed and sent out through their adoption agency to birth mothers all over the country. A few weeks later they received a call that a birth mother was interested in them. Within a few months, their new bundle of joy was part of their family.

That was 8 years ago. What a joy to witness their miracle, and see their son grow through the years. My son graduated from the chorus, but we keep in touch via Facebook.

So glad you are still doing this…and we’re still on your website, we’re honored!! The letters still make me cry!!! It brings back so many memories!! Our son, nearly 5 years, is still bringing us so much joy!! In fact it is almost exactly 5 years ago you were helping us with our letter!! It’s a special thing you are doing!! It literally changes lives!!           – Sue

Since that call I have been creating adoption brochures for families all across the country. I work with 2 adoption agencies that refer me. All of the families that I have done brochures for see results within a few months. It’s been an honor and a pleasure to be a part of the big picture, and it is my goal to contribute to hundreds of adoptions.

IMG_1202_smFoster Care is a vital step to many adoptions for older children. Alena Strickland has spent the last 25 years caring for critically ill and developmentally delayed children from the foster care system. She believes she was called by God based on James 1:27 that states, “Religion that God accepts as faultless is to take care of widows and orphans in their need.” Alena lives this verse. Alena has fostered over 170 children.

This year Alena received a $50,000 award from “5-hour ENERGY Helps Amazing People.” Alena plans to use the money to start an elementary school at the Dream Center in Los Angeles for homeless children in the area. She was also chosen for the “Mom of the Year” title by talk show host Steve Harvey, who sponsored a nationwide contest in honor of Mother’s Day. Alena received $10,000 and well deserved five-day trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

I have had the great pleasure of knowing Alena and her family for many years. She is truly blessed with a gift and calling from God. Read more about Alena’s story at Intheirdefense.com.

November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for babies, children and youth in foster care. This year, the Children’s Bureau’s goal for this initiative has a new focus: Help States harness the power of social media to recruit and retain parents for the over 104,000* children and youth in foster care waiting for permanent families.

Please explore this National Adoption Month website and the AdoptUSKids website to find resources for professionals, prospective adoptive parents, and youth. How can you make a difference to a child today?

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November is National Adoption Month

Birthmother letter.pubSix years ago I helped a couple develop a brochure to help them adopt a baby. It was a successful adoption, and Thomas is now 6 years old. Today I now work with couples, and several adoption agencies, and specialize in adoption brochure design; creating beautiful, custom designed adoption brochures to tell a couple’s specific story. Adoptionbrochure.com creates visual adoption profiles that are successfully recognized by birth mothers looking for couples to adopt their newborn. We have assisted in the success of many adoptions.

November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for babies, children and youth in foster care. This year, the Children’s Bureau’s goal for this initiative has a new focus: Help States harness the power of social media to recruit and retain parents for the over 104,000* children and youth in foster care waiting for permanent families.

IMG_1202_smFoster Care is a vital step to many adoptions for older children. Alena Strickland has spent the last 25 years caring for critically ill and developmentally delayed children from the foster care system. She believes she was called by God based on James 1:27 that states, “Religion that God accepts as faultless is to take care of widows and orphans in their need.” Alena lives this verse. Alena has fostered over 170 children. I have had the great pleasure of knowing Alena and her family for many years. She is truly blessed with a gift and calling from God. Read more about Alena’s story at Intheirdefense.com.

Please explore the National Adoption Day website and the AdoptUSKids website to find out how you can help raise awareness about adoption.

Adoption Brochures

“The Martin family is eternally grateful to you for the work you did on our adoption brochure. This was THE thing that attracted Thomas’ birth mother to us and as a result you played no small part in bringing Thomas into our family.”  Thomas turned 3 years old this year.     – Wesley and Sue Martin –

This is one of many testimonies from a client/friend who was in the process of adopting a child. The process was long and grueling. I had done graphic design work for this customer in the past, and they asked me if I might help them advertise themselves to birthmother’s looking for adoptive parents for their unborn children.

I had never heard of such a process, but I wanted help. I designed a brochure to help promote this couple’s chance for adoption using family photos and a “dear birthmother” letter developed by the couple and the adoption agency. I printed the final brochures and they were sent out to birthmothers. Within in 3 months the couple was adding a new addition to their family. I was thrilled!

I wanted to help more couples, so I sent out letters to adoption agencies. I now work with 2 major agencies designing adoption brochures for couples. Adopthelp and Adoption Connection. In the last 3 years the brochures have helped over 30 couples adopt babies.

I developed Adoptionbrochure.com. We help develop the most important tool in presenting an adoptive parent to a future birth mother.

I specialize in creating beautiful, custom designed adoption brochures to tell a families specific story. I create visual adoption profiles that are successfully recognized by birth mothers.

What is an Adoption Profile?
An Adoption Profile, or Dear Birthmother Letter is typically a document from the adoptive family, given to birth mothers who have decided on an adoption plan for their child. By providing your profile to your case worker or attorney, they can successfully be distributed to birth parents. A visual profile is an eye-catching, photo filled story showing a family’s wishes for a child.

It is my mission to get the profile noticed, and provide a service that will contribute to the adoption of thousands of children.

If you know someone who is trying to adopt a child using an agency and  birth parents tell them about our service or visit my website at www.adoptionbrochure.com