Paul & Beth Schmitzer
Domestic Adoption Online Profile
This is our online adoption profile for domestic adoption. It's basically a marketing packet about me and my wife Beth. This will be handed out to birth parents that come into our agency [Adoption Circle - Columbus, OH] to look over and decide if we would be a good fit for their child. Generally a stack of 5-6 profiles are given at a time and it's important to us to stand out of course. To be honest, most of these are done by couples using only Windows Paint, PowerPoint or other basic "drawing" program on their home computer.
The idea I had for ours was a story book like a kid would read with little animals and bugs to find throughout, the trees which remind us about our yard, and the personal touch with the specialized fonts. Our colors were a variant of 2 www.kuler.com color charts. I used Adobe Illustrator for the complete layout and minimal photo editing in Adobe Photoshop for the snaps.
*special thanks to: Jellyka Nerevan for "Estrya's Handwriting" font, Cameron Sweeney for "Ripe" font, FILEVECTOR for the vector art.
My wife and I are live in Columbus, OH and are adopting domestically. We are able to be connected to expecting birthparents via friends, family and acquaintances. Our agency helps us find birthparents, but will work with anyone we [or others] bring in. We'd be forever grateful if someone you know is looking for an adoptive couple and somehow we get in touch with them through this posting.
Thanks for the look. Feel free to pass out to any birthparents you know looking to place with an adoption agency. Paul - 530-282-5688 - firstname.lastname@example.org