WELCOME TO FOR THIS CHILD BOOKS!
ADOPTION IS BEAUTIFUL – AND MESSY AND HARD AND ENTIRELY OVERWHELMING. WE KNOW; WE’VE BEEN THERE! AND FEELING ALONE MIGHT BE ONE OF THE HARDEST PARTS.
We also know that your family’s profile book is one of the most important elements of your adoption process.
It’s exciting to think about the hands that will hold your book, but it can also be very stressful. Where do you begin? How do you explain who you are and what your family is all about in just a few short pages? What can you say to a birth mom that builds courage in her heart and reminds her that she is not alone?
For This Child is here to make this piece of the journey a little bit easier by creating a unique, custom family profile book that celebrates and shares you with the brave ones who are choosing life for their child.
Want to dive right into my intro packet? You can find it here!
Mama to 👧🏽👧🏿👶🏿 Profile Designer💻 Walking alongside adoptive families by creating profiles that honor first mamas + celebrate your family 🤜🏼🤛🏼
Want to really get to know me? Find us on Instagram is my jam, and it’s where I share about my personal and professional life – because I believe when you hire me, you get ALL of me! So it’s only fair to let you see who I really am (plus, my kids are cute).
Hi! I’m Lindsey.
And I’m so excited to meet you.
I’m an adoptive mama, married to an incredible man, ex-teacher, current homeschooler + profile book designer, social justice warrior, and advocate for being wholly and ethically pro-life.
For a lot of years, I offhandedly echoed the same sentiment, “I just want to stay home with my babies, write homestudies, and make profile books!” Eventually, the Holy Spirit whispered back, “So why don’t you?” Done.
In May of 2018, I left my job in the classroom to recklessly run after the passion He’s placed on my heart – loving the orphan, pouring into adoptive families, and advocating for birth moms. While my background is in education and social work, I’m also an Enneagram 4, which means I loooove beautiful things, so creating fit right in! I am a self-taught designer, but more than that I’m an “in-process mama”. Our family was built through adoption, and I have spent the last decade digging into trauma-based care, sensory processing, connected parenting, racial identity, adoptee and birth mom voices, etc. In short: I’m in the trenches with you!
My heart is to see expectant mamas honored and families brought togetheer, and I believe all of it – when we do it well – puts the Lord on display. I also believe that grief and celebration coexist, and when we choose adoption, we choose proximity to both, and acknowledging it is everything!
All of this is at the core of what I do. I believe the profile books we send out are about more than finding a child. They have the potential to speak life into dry bones, hope into a hopeless situation, a choice for women who may feel like they have none, and joy where there has only been shame. I believe they can be a vessel for Jesus, and I never want to sell that short.
One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to do it from home!
I’m married to an incredible man with a heart for Lord. We have two beautiful daughters and one handsome son! Diamond is our songbird, with worship in her heart and feet that dance away shadows. She was adopted out of foster care in 2015. Ameliana (Millie) is our mountain goat; she is sure-footed and steady, ready to run on mountain tops with Him. She was adopted domestically in 2017. We fell in love with her birth mom before we ever knew our sweet Millie, and I’ve been completely undone every day since when I think of the way He grows our families. Our son, Benaiah, is Millie’s bio-brother, and we feel incredibly humbled that his mama chose us to continue walking alongside her. Benaiah is our buffalo boy, strong and steadfast. Walking this road of adoption has been harder and more beautiful than we ever could have imagined. Carrying the both/and of adoption is heavy and I often say: I would change everything and nothing [about our story] all at once.
Interested in reading more about each of our kiddos and our family’s story? Come on over.
I strongly believe your family’s profile book might very well be one of the most important elements of your adoption process, and that asking for help takes humility and wisdom. My hope is to make this piece of the journey a bit easier by creating a unique, custom family profile with two specific goals in mind:
- Celebrating + showcasing the uniqueness of your family
- While honoring + encouraging the woman who is choosing life for her child
We do this using three essential elements:
1. QUALITY PHOTOS This is your job – but I’ll guide you.
2. HONORING AND ENGAGING CONTENT Let’s do this together.
3. CHARACTER. Leave this to me!
As prospective adoptive families, I believe your profile is more than just a “picture book” or even an “advertisement of your best qualities”. Rather, I believe your family’s adoption profile is an opportunity to be real and authentic, a chance to speak life, dignity, and hope over an expectant mama.
I hope you will come to find that adoption is so much more than growing our family. Because even if it’s a child we pray for, He always seems to come with so much more.
Maybe you’re asking: “What qualifies you to do this work?”
Sometimes, I ask myself the same thing! But I love what I do, and I believe I’m good at it. Not only do I have a first-hand experience as an adoptive mama walking in both a very open and a semi-closed adoption, but I also 1.) have a degree in English and Social Work, 2.) I’ve had the chance to walk with hundreds of adoptive and foster families over the past decade, 3.) I spend a LOT of time reading books, listening to podcasts, and keeping up with the “news” about adoption-related material, 4.) I’m intentional about leaning into the voice of adoptees and people of color, AND 5.) I work with an incredible team of other people in the triad – including Ashley Mitchell, founder of Big Tough Girl.
Check out more about what I do in Our Services.
WANT TO HEAR WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING?
“Lindsey is incredible to work with! I was feeling so overwhelmed with the process of making a profile book but she just took that burden on & made it so enjoyable for us!! She has each step broken down in such an organized and efficient way and the end result is just beautiful!! I can’t recommend her enough!!” -Lacey
“For This Child is so amazing to work with! I couldn’t believe how fast Lindsey was able to help us. She helped us to shorten our story to fit while still including what we really needed to say. She was patient with us as we made adjustments and worked with us to help us create something so beautiful. It will be a lifelong treasure for our family. Thank you For This Child for playing such a big part in our adoption journey!” -Jana
“We really enjoyed working with Lindsey: after briefly talking on the phone with her, she understood us very well and was able to help us describe our personalities and our values in our profile book. We had a pretty clear picture of what we wanted in our book and she was amazing in understanding it and bringing it to life. We are completely in love with our book, it is exactly how we pictured it: clean and simple and full of life!” -Anna
Ready to get started or just want to know more? Let’s connect. I love meeting new families and would be honored to join you in your journey.