Here are some of our recent profiles. Take a moment to read about them and then enjoy viewing full-size PDFs of them — just click on the image and a new window or tab will open; once there, use your arrow keys to scroll through the pages. Use these samples to get tips and ideas for building your own great profile!

Profile built on the Easy Charm template

A Great Cover

This adoption profile is beautiful throughout, but one way in which it really shines is the cover. The setting is warm and lovely, and the bright colors of the flowers are visually appealing. This adoption profile was built on the “Easy Charm” template. It’s also lovely on the inside! View the entire profile here.

Profile Built on a Mix of Templates

An Adoption Profile Built on More Than One Template

This couple liked different aspects of different templates, and so we customized a layout for them. The results are beautiful throughout. Note that the three photos on the cover show varying aspects of this couple’s life. View the entire profile here.

Highly Structured and Easy to Read

A Clean Layout That Is Super Easy to Read

This highly-structured layout is a great way to organize a lot of photos. Note the use of lists which communicate a lot of information quickly and which add interest, too! This adoption profile is built on the “Clean & Fresh” template. View the entire profile here.

A Top-Notch Profile

A Top-Notch Profile

As with every top-notch profile, this one has excellent photos. The best photos possess two characteristics: 1) great content and 2) good image quality. Image quality depends on focus, lighting, and high resolution. You will undoubtedly end up using snapshots from your phone, but do your best to take your photos at the highest resolution possible. Avoid flash whenever possible. (One way to do that is to take your photos outdoors.) If “shake reduction” is available on your phone or camera, use that, too. This profile is built on one of the “Sweet Joy” templates. Be sure to read the information we provide on how to prepare your photos. View the entire profile here.

A Fun Way to Organize a Lot of Information

A Fun Way to Organize a Lot of Information

Bright colors always appeal, and this profile is filled with them. It has 25 photos, and almost 1500 words of copy, yet it never looks “crammed,” and in fact is very easy to read and enjoy. At Adoption Profiles by Design we’ve completed profiles with as few as 10 and as many as 45 photos! We’ve also managed a broad range of copy lengths. We make it work for you, whatever your needs may be. This profile is built on the “Polaroid Fun” template. View the entire profile here.

Letting the Story Start Right on the Cover

Letting the Story Start Right on the Cover

Many factors go into selecting the right photo or photos for a cover. Cover photos need to be large — large, that is, in terms of megabytes — especially if a profile is going to be printed. But what about the content of a photo? The family shown here at first felt uncomfortable with the casual nature of the main photo on their cover, but after showing it to friends and family — who strongly endorsed it — they decided to go with it. And why not? It’s not a formal composition — that’s true — but it shows so much of what is wonderful about this family. They are fun-loving, happy, active, and healthy! Now there’s a photo that is indeed worth a thousand words. This profile is built on one of the “Heartfelt Spirit” templates. View the entire profile here.