We try to anticipate questions you might have about our services and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send us an email.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Send us a request to contact you, and we will send you an adoption profile services agreement. As soon as we receive a copy of your signed agreement and your first fee installment, we will put you in touch with your design consultant who will walk you through the rest of the creative process.
THIS SEEMS LIKE A CONSIDERABLE INVESTMENT. WHY SHOULD I HAVE DESIGNED FOR ADOPTION PRODUCE MY ADOPTION PROFILE BOOKS?
You want to present yourself in a way that sets you apart in the mind of a birthparent, but the thought of creating an adoption profile is daunting. You know the only way she will get to know you is by the story you tell, but you have never done this before. Even those with a creative flair are relieved to know that Designed for Adoption will help tell your story. Designed for Adoption can do it all: Consultation, design, printing, binding and administrative management – all in one place!
WHO WILL MY DESIGNER BE?
WHAT DOES THE DESIGN PROCESS ENTAIL?
We will use the photographs you provide along with your own story from your heart and combine them with professional layouts and designs completely custom to your adoption profile. We want to help you tell your story so that a potential birthparent will be drawn to you, your family and your life. The Designed for Adoption goal is to help an expectant mother to see in you the kind of parent(s) who would cherish the child they will so lovingly give birth to.
HOW MANY PAGES IS A PROFILE BOOK?
The adoption profile book is 12 pages long. We have found that 12 pages allows adequate space for the prospective parents to tell their story.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE PROFILE PROCESS?
It will take approximately 2 weeks for the designer to create your profile book after all required photographs and content copy are received by Designed for Adoption. After your final approval of your adoption book, it will take approximately 5-10 business days for printing, binding and trimming
CAN I PRINT MY OWN PROFILE BOOKS?
Our profiles are designed so the print houses we work with can print them on over-sized stock designed to maximize the vibrant color reproducing capabilities of of their state-of-the-art digital printers. Each book is then trimmed to size, giving your books a professional edge-to-edge bleed. The results help assure that your story is told in a manor that grabs the attention of a prospective birthparent. Because we care about quality, we do not recommend printing your own profile book.
HOW MANY BOOKS WILL MY AGENCY/ADOPTION PROFESSIONAL RECEIVE?
Our pricing includes 20 books to be distributed on your behalf. You may need more, and we can print additional copies in lots of 10.
DO I HAVE TO SHIP MY BOOKS TO MY AGENCY/ADOPTION PROFESSIONAL?
We take care of everything, including the shipment of your profile books to your adoption professional. We will also ship you your own copy for your memory vault or coffee table.
WILL I LOSE MY PRIVACY WITH SO MANY PROFILES IN PRINT?
Your personal information will be held in strict confidentiality. Only first names are used. No contact information is included.
IS DESIGNED FOR ADOPTION AN ADOPTION AGENCY?
Designed for Adoption is not an adoption agency, nor can we offer legal adoption help. However, we do work closely with adoption professionals.
IS THERE A GUARANTEE THAT I WILL CHOSEN BY A BIRTHMOTHER IF I USE DESIGNED FOR ADOPTION TO PRODUCE MY ADOPTION PROFILE BOOK?
Designed for Adoption does not represent nor guarantee that you will be chosen by a birthmother. However, adoption professionals love the work we do and are proud to present our profile books to the birthmothers they represent.