LINDSEY KUIPERS, founder of For This Child

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.