Adoption is amazing - and hard. We're here to make it a little easier by creating beautiful family profiles for you.

Photography courtesy of Kandace Photography (she's the best!)

 

Family profiles

We know how stressful the adoption process can be - we've been there! One of the hardest parts can be creating your family profile. You want it to be unique and perfect but maybe you don't know where to start. That's where Love Makes comes in. MORE

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A professional cover photo is just the thing to help your family profile stand out from the rest. Love Makes works with an exceptional local photographer to get you the best possible cover shot. Plus, Kandace Photography offers a special rate just for LM clients! MORE

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I started Love Makes because I love adoption and design. My husband and I adopted our daughter and her amazing birth mom chose us solely on our profile! She knew from our family profile that we were the right forever family for her child. Check out the blog for more about our journey. MORE

Take a look at a few Family Profiles created by Love Makes...

Love Makes takes the stress out of making your family profile.

 

A good profile needs three key ingredients:

  1. Quality Photographs (and lots of them!)
    Once you're ready to get started, we will set up a way to share photos (usually on Google Drive). If you don't have a recent professional photo then we recommend getting one. If you're local (San Francisco Bay Area), we work with a great photographer who does special mini-shoots just for us. 
  2. Concise & Engaging Content (think less is more)
    Next we will work on the written content of your book. We know it can be hard to write about ourselves, so Love Makes has a simple questionnaire for you to complete and we will compile your content based on your answers.  
  3. Personality! (displaying your family's uniqueness)
    For this step, we want to find design elements and styles that best represent your family. Are you classic, modern, vintage, or something else entirely? Whatever your style, we will find a design to match.

Once we have the information from those three steps, we can begin designing your custom profile. A first draft usually takes about 10-15 business days to complete. At that time, you'll receive a copy of your first draft to review and edit. Once all your edits are completed and you're happy with your profile, we can order them.

For more information about how it works and pricing visit our services page.    

 

 

 

Adoption family profiles

While I would love to help you start-to-finish with your family profile, I know that some of you want to make your profile yourselves. Maybe you just need a little guidance or someone to consult with. Love Makes can help with that too! Take a look at my services below and find one that works for you. I am happy to follow the requirements of your agency in creating your profile. 

Semi-Custom Family Profile  |  Starting at $500 (Currently booked through November of 2018)
Save time & money with this new option! With my semi-custom option, you can select from a few templates, color schemes, and font options that I will provide. From there, you'll just need to provide your photos and written content–which is even easier since you'll know exactly how many photos and how much writing fits on each page. Price includes: basic content coaching, 2 hours edit time, a digital .pdf copy, 15 8.5x11 softcover printed copies OR 3 8x10 hardcover printed copies, and shipping. 

Complete Custom Family Profile  |  Starting at $800 (Currently booked through November of 2018)
This package includes booklet design up to 20 pages, written content assistance and coaching, 3 hours edit time, a digital .pdf copy, 15 8.5x11 softcover printed copies OR 3 8x10 hardcover printed copies and shipping. Prices may vary depending on number of pages, special design elements, size of book (if other than 8.5 x 11), and any additional rounds of edits.  GET STARTED

InDesign Templates  |  $220
Have some experience with inDesign? Then this option is perfect for you! Select from 12+ templates I have available and you'll receive a packaged file with the layout for text and photos, the fonts, colors, and graphic elements. You will also get access to sample opening letters and my written content prompts document to help you write your content. GET STARTED

Don't see what you're looking for? Please feel free to contact us - we would love to help any way we can. 

Hello & thanks for stopping by!

Dani Dance
Owner of Love Makes

About Me

First things first - yes, that is really my name and no, I can't dance. :) I received the last name when I married my amazing husband about six years ago. I've never been able to dance but that only became a problem when my last name changed. 

I was born and raised in the Bay Area and I love it here! Not only are there great things to do and see, but having grown up here is also a guarantee that I will run into someone I know wherever I go. 

I have a degree in Art with an emphasis on Art History and have always loved design. I had the opportunity to learn and practice graphic design during a job I had at my church and went on to be the Communications Director at another local church. At that job I was able to continue to work in marketing, communications, and design on a larger scale. 

When my husband and I began our adoption journey (read more about that on my BLOG), I wanted to make our family profile book myself. After seeing our profile, our birth mom told our social worker that we were THE FAMILY for her child - that she couldn't wait to meet us and didn't want to see any other profiles because she was sure it was us! In March of 2015 our adorable daughter joined our family.