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Old 06-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #11
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I would emphasize that your husband is going to be an involved and nurturing father. In our photobook, I included a pic of my husband playing with a baby.

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Old 06-27-2008, 09:02 PM   #12
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I would emphasize that your husband is going to be an involved and nurturing father. In our photobook, I included a pic of my husband playing with a baby.
Good point! I did mention that and we do have some pics of Alli & daddy together.... but that's a great thing to emphasize since a lot of times the father of the baby isn't involved - so that's one of the advantages of an adoption plan with a two parent home.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:36 PM   #13
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Hi!
Sounds like you have received good advice We did ours with our letter to a birth mom, pics of our extended family, family vacation, a day at the park, our house, the baby's nursery, and a letter to the baby on the last page. Also, a couple of fun pages with pics of us doing our hobbies: me sewing, and my hubby playing guitar.

My hubby is a minister also, and we're in NW IN
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Our agency gave us a great guideline sheet and 2 example profiles to go by. That helped so much--we had certain things we were to write about, lengths (# of words) they wanted to see in each section, etc. It was great. We were asked to submit more than the digital company would use, but then they chose the paragraphs, pictures, etc. that they felt were the strongest and made us appear the most unique. I would be glad to email you our profile, if you would like an example, and I could probably scan in the guideline document from our agency if you're interested. Just email me at dalenemagsam@sbcglobal.net
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Our agency gave us a great guideline sheet and 2 example profiles to go by. That helped so much--we had certain things we were to write about, lengths (# of words) they wanted to see in each section, etc. It was great. We were asked to submit more than the digital company would use, but then they chose the paragraphs, pictures, etc. that they felt were the strongest and made us appear the most unique. I would be glad to email you our profile, if you would like an example, and I could probably scan in the guideline document from our agency if you're interested. Just email me at dalenemagsam@sbcglobal.net
I'm really looking more for people who would be willing to read and comment on our draft... it's almost done! Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:09 PM   #17
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I'm really looking more for people who would be willing to read and comment on our draft... it's almost done! Thanks!
I'm happy to read it for you - let me know if you need me to resend my email address (I think you have it)
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i'm happy to read it to - i'm a decent editor but i've never adopted before - pm me if interested
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Thanks everyone.. I'm in the process of doing some revisions on it after our SW read through it... when I get another draft ready, I might take some of you up on another read through... thanks so much!
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Hey there. I'm new to DS but definitely not new to adoption!!! I was super duper proud of our profile (BRAG ALERT--the first birthmother who read ours, picked us---stepping off my high horse). If you are still looking for readers, PM me and I'll send you my email addy.

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