Tuesday, May 11, 2010

adoption photo book....

We had to create a photo book for the adoption. It will be available at all of the Bethany locations in SC for birth moms to look at when they come in. A birth mom will choose us based on our book and online profile. I wanted to share our book with you.... It may be hard to read...So I've written below each page what some of the text says...
Cover

A letter from us to the birth mom....

"We met in college"


"on a summer trip to South Africa"

" a year later, we both worked at Disney World together[another summer]. That's where the magic began"


We dated for 9 months....

"and then Kaz proposed"

"We had a lot of great family and friends celebrate our wedding with us"


"We spent our honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico"

"then started our life in Washington, DC"

"a year later, we were able to move back to SC where we bought a house and a dog!"
"Meet Miley. She loves squeaky toys, chasing birds, planes[well really anything that flys] and water!"


"Our family is very important to us. We spend a lot of time with them"
"Evelyn and David[Amy's Parents]"

Text from aboe...We had our parents write a letter to the birth mom also...

"Cy and Anne[Kaz's parents]"
"Peter[Kaz's brother], Emily and Matias"

Text from above....

"Our wonderful friends"


"A little about us"
"We love to travel, run, hike, and spend time with family and friends.."
"Kaz is a project manger for a contracting company and Amy is a photographer"

last page...

What do you think?

42 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my goodness! That book is amazing! Shows so much about you all - & I love the letters from your family included...

You did a fantastic job putting that together!

annenewman said...

Oh, Amy! This is great. You guys did an awesome job! Love you friend!

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

Really good! The letters from your parents made me tear up. What a nice idea.

Melissa's Thoughts said...

What a wonderful book you have put together. You both look like such fun loving people. Any birth mother would be blessed to pick you.

Ryan and Ashley Snell said...

It is amazing!!!!I know your future baby will be so incredibly lucky!

Sarah Ann said...

This is just so great! I love reading about your journey and it was good seeing you in passing last night!

Jennifer said...

Very good! It made me cry and it did a great job of showing who you guys are. Putting in the letters from your family was fantastic. If I were giving my baby up for adoption I would feel very comfortable with you guys.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

love love love it!!!! the letters are so sweet, thoughtful, and touching! i totally teared up. so excited! hugs to you! it was so great catching up last night!

Jill said...

Amy, this book is great! I think any birth mom would love to have you adopt her baby. I pray everything will go swiftly.

Katie said...

Awww you really brought a smile to my face this morning! I don't know how any birthmom would walk away from your letters. I think you two will be great parents and did a wonderful job on the pictures! Good luck Amy and I will be praying for you!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Um, I think that is the CUTEST ever. I teared up. I really like this and I can't wait to see how God blesses you in the future!

MomMom said...

Amy, thanks for sharing your adoption book. It is wonderfully done and certainly will make some birth mom feel comfortable handing over her baby to you. May God continue to bless you and give you the desires of your heart.

Baylis said...

Beautiful and so personal! I love it! And I can't believe you included us in one of your pictures!! I feel so honored! Love you!

littledaisymay said...

I love it! So very sweet :) Y'all will be great parents!

Vic said...

This is sooooooooooooo amazing! Thanks for sharing....can't wait to read and see pics of the arrival of your precious child:) xoxo

Annie said...

the book is amazing!!
you two did a wonderful job on it! :) the letters are so special, great idea!
praying for you guys!!

leigh ashley said...

this is beautiful! wonderfully put together!

T said...

Oh it is beautiful!!! Would you adopt me?! Seriously, it is awesome and any child would truly be blessed to join your family!

Hilary Lane said...

It looks really great!! I especially love all the Clemson representing throughout. :-)

Jemsmom said...

I think that is beyond amazing! Who couldn't fall in love with you guys and choose you when they see how much you love each other and are loved by your family! Praying for it to happen soon!

Mrs. Jennifer said...

*sniff sniff* I'll be your daughter!!

Really though, I am praying for you all!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Your book is great! My hubby and I are thinking about adopting, and I have gotten paperwork from the Bethany near us. We just have to decide if we are ready and turn in our initial paperwork! I love hearing how your adoption is going...makes me feel more at ease about getting started with the process!

Candace said...

This gives me chills! I love the letters from the family, and it is super appealing to see you surrounded by family and friends. Great job!

Allyson said...

What a wonderful book! Praying for the birth mom that reads it.

Machelle said...

I think this is excellent!!! Great job!

Faith said...

It looks great!! So excited and can't wait to see the little one that God has picked out just for you!!

Much More Than Mommy said...

I remember when my sister told me about these books and letters when she was pregnant and placing her daughter for adoption. I think yours will definitely stand out, and love shines through it!

Jessica said...

That was amazing! I am so excited for you for sharing!

Abby said...

That is such an amazing book! It's so nice that you will have it to give to your child one day. It is so heart-felt! You will be such wonderful parents:)

Jessica said...

you did a great job, it's awesome!!

Lisa said...

You did such a great job! I learned a lot!

J said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful, heartfelt book! You really did a great job!

Pam said...

I LOVE IT

Ashley said...

Very cool- you did a great job!

julie said...

i love it! it's absolutely wonderful and perfect and completely captures who you and kaz are!

Longmeadow Mama said...

God's hand was surely in the creation of the special book. It is beautiful. I pray you can continue to see His hand through this awesome journey.
Thanks for sharing,
Kelli

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

This is PERFECT!! I am so excited to follow your adoption process! My husband and I hope to adopt soon!! God bless you and your husband!

Emma said...

OMG... I love it ;) It made me cry. I'm so happy for you guys and I hope everything turns out perfect.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Amy,
This is so beautiful. Thanks for letting us have a glimpse into your journey. What an exciting time!
What a great way to connect with your adoption process.
Anna

Mama Llama said...

Love it! You will be such fabulous parents!

Indy said...

I love your scrapbook...thank you for sharing it with us.

Maria Lane said...

This book is amazing you that you put together!!!! I love it!!! And by the way you LOOK GREAT!!!!!!!WOW!! SO just running and smart ones did that? Im going to be trying this from now on!!! You are tiny and look amazing!!!!!!!