Latest Adoption Profile Pages...

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Latest Adoption Profile Pages...

Well, I've been so crazy that I haven't been able to work on our profile for the last several weeks. I finally made myself stay up late the last two nights to try and get back into the groove. These are the latest two pages. They are not as good as the others, but I think they suffice. If you have any suggestions let me know! I posted the copy again for those who like to read.

Page 1:
White sheet - "Our friends are a big part of our lives. They are part of who we are. We are surrounded by tons of support and love all over the world. We wanted to give you the opportunity to see some of the people we consider our closest friends."
Pics top to bottom -
"Mark's best friend, Grant, from college and his family.. They are like long lost brothers and keep each other accountable. They both served as "best man" in each other's weddings. We recently went to Disnay World with them and had a great time together!"
"Richard & Valerie, our mentors in Korea, are like second parents to us. They were unable to have children and see us as their own. We keep in touch by phone and they make trips to stay with us at least once a year. They are thoroughly looking forward to having grandchildren and being a part of our children's lives. We love them very dearly!"
"Jesse & Anna served with us in Korea. They are also back in the states for a furlough, but plan to move back to Korea. We look forward to working on the same team with them again."

Page 2:
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"Our best friends in Korea. We are all praying to be united again soon and work together. They are family to us!"
"Maria's best friend and her husband. They are missionaries in a Muslim African nation. We keep in touch and pray for each other daily."
"Maria's home church has supported us since we began our courtship. They have prayed for us, fasted for us, and been there when we needed a shoulder to cry on or a word of wisdom. They continue to be a huge part of our support system."

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another couple of great pages!!!! i love the filmstrip idea!! your journalling is great... just enough to explain who the people are! they are excellent! Smile

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I think they are pefect and I seriously mean that. I think you are doing such a wonderful thing. Biggrin I was actually telling someone about your scrapbook today. They are hoping to adopt and they were working on their's. I wish I would have looked on here to show her your newest pages.

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Your pages are amazing. It is obvious that you will be a wonderful mother.

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Your pages are so special and I appreciate you sharing them with us. God will bless you with a very special baby for two very special parents.

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Wow, that brought tears to my eyes. Very sweet! I love the way you used the filmstrips and those pages speak volumes about you. Best of luck on the adoption--that will be one lucky kiddo Biggrin

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WOW those are great! Biggrin

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Maria --

I have to 2nd what the others have said. You may not like the pages but seriously they are perfect!!!!

And this entire book that you are making speaks volumes about you and your dh. They are beautiful pages about you and your lives. It is very obvious that you are going to be an awesome mother and God will bless you with a very beautiful child.

Keep up the fantastic work sweetie!!! You are doing great!!!

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Wow, those are beautiful! You are definitely doing an amazing job. I love the film strips in these ones.

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Beautiful!!! Biggrin

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I think they are beautiful too. I love the filmstrip and the journaling is perfect. I like the arrows connecting the pictures to the journaling too.

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I have loved all of your pages and I love these just as much. Like everyone else said "they are perfect." I know God will bless you both.

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Maria --

I have to 2nd what the others have said. You may not like the pages but seriously they are perfect!!!!

And this entire book that you are making speaks volumes about you and your dh. They are beautiful pages about you and your lives. It is very obvious that you are going to be an awesome mother and God will bless you with a very beautiful child.

Keep up the fantastic work sweetie!!! You are doing great!!!

I cannot say it any better than this Biggrin
It's wonderful.

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Thanks everyone! I needed to hear that. I was pretty frustrated with these pages.

We're hoping to finish our paperwork by August 1st and start our homestudy with the SW then. Biggrin That means that potentially we could be approved and start being shown by as soon as September. It'll have to be a special girl/woman that chooses us...especially with our mobility. I am a Christian...so I believe it's all in God's hands and He knows the exact baby He wants in our home. I am pretty excited though!!! Wink

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your pages are great!!!! it really shows that you want a special little one... all the work you've done for him/her is amazing!!!

do you have a book that you're putting the pages in yet? how many pages are you going to have in total?

:bighug: to you... would love to keep following your adoption journey!! Smile

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Yahoo they're beautiful~

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Thanks Delia...in answer to your question: Yes, I bought several presentation books from Staples and our agency wants 10 copies! :shock: That way they can show them to as many potential birthmothers as possible. From my initial outline, we will have a total of 21-22 pages with 3 of those being our letter to the birthparents and a page of our stats that the agency requires. If she chooses us, the mom will get to keep the book as well.

I'll definitely keep you posted as we make headway on this.

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Wonderful pages!

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Maria, they are gorgeous. I can't wait to see how your journey progresses. What a miracle it will be! Biggrin

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Maria, that is incredible. I'm glad you stayed up to get it done. You're in my thoughts, I hate the waiting and pray that once you and DH are "out there" for birth mothers to pick from that they pick you quick!!!!!