Sofia was an orphan with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe and now has a forever family.
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Custom Story (Feb. 15th- Feb. 21st)

My Custom Story offers 4 x 5 inch custom photo board books with laminated pages to protect the photos from drool! You can choose from 17 storylines or write your own. They make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas, baby showers, and Father's Day! In honor of the week before Sofia's 1st birthday (February 15th - 21st), My Custom Story will donate 100% (YES, you saw that right 100%!!!) of the profits to Sofia's adoption fund.

My Custom Story's Blog also shows different ideas for photo books. We have three very special books that were made by Mary Ellen and I have to say they are our FAVORITE books in the house. These books make amazing gifts too.

So...PLEASE check out the website and order one for yourself. My good friend and owner of My Custom Story, Mary Ellen, will help create a book for you as well if you want to give her the pictures you want to use and a general story line so if you are feeling writer's block just use one of her templates. You can also buy gift certificates and give those as gifts or buy a couple for yourself this week and then it gives you time to come back and make the book later but still help us all out.

We absolutely LOVE our "Sofia's Family" book and we take it everywhere we go. All our boys love to read the book but especially Joaquin who loves to flip through the pages and when he gets to the final page and back of the book, he signs "baby" when he looks at Sofia's picture. It is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen him do. We plan on taking this book (and maybe a few more with pictures of our home and her room) to Sofia on our first trip to meet her in a few months and we will leave it with her until we return to pick her up so that she will have her family close to her. We also plan on taking a bunch of pictures in Sofia's home country when we visit so we can make a book for her to remember that as well when she is home with us. So you can bet I'll be buying a few books of my own this week!

Thank you so much Mary Ellen for this completely GENEROUS gift to Sofia on her birthday week. We love you! And PLEASE...go shopping right now over at My Custom Story!


  1. Your "Sofia's Family" board book is awesome!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this website with us... I can't wait to order one and I am going to order some "gift certificates" too, so I can make some later but still buy them during your 100% donation week!!! How awesome of your friend Mary Ellen to do this for you guys!!!

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    I went on the custom story book website to make a book but realized I don't have nearly enough photos to do a book for Nadia (whom we're adopting from Eastern Europe as well). However, now that I've read your post, I realize I could buy a gift certificate and make one when I have more pictures. Since I'm in the last mad rush to finish dossier forms, I wasn't going to have the time to make a book now anyway. Thanks for the gift cert. suggestion.

    P.S. Love the new look of your blog. I need to spend some time making mine a little "spiffier". :)


  3. I ordered a book for Zoya for your fundraiser! It's called "Waiting for Me." Can't wait to get it and take it to her when we travel (SOON I HOPE!)!!!!

  4. Tears, tears, tears. Can't wait until she has that book in her hands!


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