For our adoption, we had to make a profile book for the birth parents to look at. I started this back in September because, at that point, I knew we would most likely be adopting sooner, rather than later. I'm glad I started then because it took me forever to finish. But, I am really happy with how it turned out. I designed each page in Picasa. Using something like photoshop or illustrator would have probably been much more user friendly, but I tried to make do with what I had (and it was free). Then I just uploaded them into the book. I ordered the book through blurb, and I am really happy with the quality. I originally ordered one from a different company and was not impressed, so I tried again with blurb, and it is much better....
For some of you, those pictures may be enough. But, I am sure that most of you would like to spend half your day reading all about us. So for you guys, I have uploaded each individual page of the book just so you can really soak it all in.
So, Belle is still in our book, as it should be. She will always be a part of our family, and our children are going to know all about her and the source of joy and comfort she was to me while we waited for them.