Our Video Profile is Done

10 Sep

Wahoo! Our video profile was posted this morning:



We were really, really nervous about this section – but I think it turned out OK.

Our agency sent us a video camera a few months ago and a list of instructions for making the profile. There were basically four different sections we had to complete – the family interview, individual interviews, a friend / family interview and the spots. The video spots constitute footage of us doing the things we talk about during the interviews. Our spots were taking Casey to the dog park, hiking, having a bonfire on the beach, going to the farmer’s market, working on Nice Mirror projects, cooking, playing with Casey and kids in the backyard, playing with our friend’s infant, kayaking, tubing, and having a crab feast with friends and family. We sent over an hour of footage and they edited it down to just 3.5 minutes. Nothing from our individual interviews was used and lots and lots of our spots were cut.

Our agency actually requires the video profile, though I think most agencies still offer it as an option. I can totally see the benefit of using video – if the photos were previously the most important part of your profile then it would seem video could become even more important.

What do you think? Does this seem like it gives you a better understanding of our lives than our print profile?


11 Responses to “Our Video Profile is Done”

  1. Allison September 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    I love it, Susan and Don! What a great representation of the genuine and sincere couple that you are!

    • susan October 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

      Not sure how I missed this comment. Thank you, Allison! I can’t wait until a birth mother sees it and thinks that we are the home and the parents she wants for her child.

  2. suz September 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    I think some of my footage made it in so I’m glad I could help in the adoption process! I’m looking forward to being a long distance Auntie :)

    • susan October 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Some of your footage did make it. We really appreciate it, too. Thanks!

  3. Jenn lana September 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Beautiful… I can’t wait for you to experience all that joy and love! It WILL happen

    • susan October 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Fingers crossed. Hopeful grin.

  4. Matthew September 18, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    So well done. I love it. And I love that you both have created a life that is ready to be shared with a little one. That’s going to be one lucky kid.

    • susan October 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      Thanks, Uncle Matthew.

  5. Heather September 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    This made me a little teary, and I don’t even know you outside of the blogosphere. This is great! <3

    • susan October 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      That means so much. Thanks, Heather.

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