Saturday, June 4, 2011

Profile drama continues

Yet more profile drama. As I said before, our agency is very specific about what they want. Pages must be 8.5x11". Every page must have a sheet protector. It must fit in a 9x12" envelope. Can't be bound. It must have two 2-page birthparent letters (one from each of us), two 2-page forms that describe our personality and interests, a 1-page sheet that has basic information about us, and 4 pages of pictures. I put all this together and end up with an 18 page profile printed out on standard letter size paper. It would be 9 pages with pages inserted front to back as if they were double-sided. I buy standard sheet protectors. I found three report covers that did not look too cheap. Two of them added slightly more height and width so I go with the smallest one.

I'm following all the directions, right? But I end up with a big mess. The small report cover has that flip-style enclosure and is too small to fit the 9 pages of sheet protectors and the middle ones fall out. The sheet protectors, by the way, stick out from the report cover because the edge added for the rings makes it slightly wider and thus too wide to fit into a 9x12 envelope. Their rules are impossible to follow. This is so aggravating.


  1. How frustrating and annoying!!! I hope you find something that works!

  2. Dang! I am working on ours and I thought their rules were annoying enough but yours are way worse. It is hard enough to write this dang thing but to add all extras is crazy. Good Luck!

  3. Why do they make rules like this? Seems so unnecessary. I hope you figure out a way through this bureaucratic stress... good luck!

  4. That is so frustrating! I can't even imagine how that would look good or be better than other profile systems. Ugh, so sorry!

    BTW, thanks for sharing you experience choosing an agency. I have read a lot of good things about yours, too, but unfortunately there is not one that services my area or else I would look into it further!


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