The adoption journey is complex. And for every person, every couple and every child, it is unique.
Our Journey to You is for those looking to document the beautiful, and sometimes challenging, process of adoption. We'll capture all the precious moments leading up to you holding your baby for the first time.
Starting with the parent or parents, we go through their early years, family life, education and adulthood. Where there are two parents, we then draw these stories together as your lives connect. Then we move to the adoption experience, covering memories such as:
- How you felt holding your child for the first time
- The struggles that you encountered along the way
- Who you were as a person when you started and finished this process
Our historians have the experience and empathy to help share adoption stories that can be passed down to children when the time is right.
Our Journey to You - the Showcase
As any parent knows, life changes once you bring your baby home for the first time.
The Showcase is a final chapter of this memoir that captures the early years of your beautiful baby. This is where you can insert pictures and stories about your child’s first days, weeks and months, along with special messages for them.
It's a lovely to way end your adoption story as you move to create many future memories as a new family.
Is Our Journey to you right for me?
This memoir is best for those who:
- Have gone through the ups and downs of adoption
- Want to preserve this story to pass down to their adoptive child
- Want an easy way to document your family coming together
|x1 hardcover memoir (up to 10,000 words)||Y||Y|
|x1 dedication page||Y||Y|
|xXX small moments or anecdotes included that aren't connected to the main story||Y||Y|
|x3 written contributions from family members or friends||Y||Y|
|x1 simple family tree (up to XX generations included)||Y||Y|
|x1 high-quality edited memoir (provided on a USB, up to 25 minutes)||Y||Y|
|x1 two-hour pre-studio audio interview||Y||Y|
|x1 one-hour studio session||Y||Y|
|x1 two-hour studio interview||Y||Y|
|xXX personal photographs included into the film||Y||Y|
|Opportunity for feedback throughout the process||Y||Y||Y|
*Please note: Currently video memoirs are only available in Victoria, Australia.
What you’ll need to provide
The beauty of working with us is that no prior preparation is necessary! Our team will do all the work, you just need to show up and share your story in your own words.
Following your interview, we will ask you to provide:
- 25 - 35 personal photographs
- The written contributions of your chosen friends and family