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Alivia Jo Warren Adopted March 8, 2009


I’ll grow to be a great friend.

forever Finding every child’s one place.


Table of Contents Mission Statement.................................................................. 9 Logo Primary Logo.......................................................................... 12 Secondary Logo..................................................................... 13 Black and White.....................................................................14 Grayscale..................................................................................14 One Color................................................................................. 15 Improper Use.......................................................................... 16 Avatar........................................................................................ 18 Additional Elements............................................................20 Color Primary Color Palette.......................................................... 24 Secondary Colors................................................................. 24 Typeface Logotype................................................................................. 28 Additional Type..................................................................... 29 Business System Letterhead............................................................................... 32 Business Cards......................................................................34 Envelopes................................................................................ 36 Print Pieces Brochure................................................................................. 40 Forms........................................................................................ 42 Poster........................................................................................44 Note Cards..............................................................................46 Announcements....................................................................48 Website Prototypes.............................................................................. 52 Mobile Application Screen Shots.......................................................................... 56 Environmental Graphics Gifts...........................................................................................60 In the Community................................................................. 62 Re-branding: Behind the Scenes Research..................................................................................66 Sketches...................................................................................70 Logo Iterations...................................................................... 72 Website Research and Planning..................................... 78 Site Map................................................................................... 79


Alyssa Marie Kelson January 10, 2009

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I’ll graduate at the top of my class.

Mission Statement Our mission is to simplify each child’s adoption experience by offering excellent and expert care. It is a complicated process for those who are new to it, and our job as a child placing agency is to make each adoption experience happen as smoothly as possible. We pay special attention to adoptive as well as the placing parents’ needs, to important ethics, to laws and policies, and to the tricky dynamics that may be present in each case. Ultimately, we ask everyone involved to work together in the spirit of love and respect so that the child who is involved is honored. We tenderly care for and restore dignity to human lives through providing ethical, gentle and loving family services. When we help parents make wise plans for their children’s futures, everybody has a better outcome. When needed, resource families support these parents in the manner most reasonable under the circumstances. If it turns out an adoption plan is best for a child, the child is placed by the parents into a loving adoptive home with the help of a caring, qualified professional. Our staff follows principles taught by Jesus Christ; basically, love one another. We will respect everyone’s boundaries and personal beliefs.

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David Andrew Erickson June 16, 2007


I’ll learn how to be happy.

Logo Primary Logo Secondary Logo Black and White Grayscale One Color Improper Use Avatar Additional Elements


Primary Logo

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This is the primary logo that appears on all print, web and environmental materials. It can be paired with the tag line: “Finding every child’s one place.� Size restrictions and clear space are as shown, with no restrictions as to how large the logo can appear. The logotype is not to be separated from the mark in situations where it would be the sole representation of the brand. However there are certain elements which may be used abstractly or as supporting imagery. See the Additional Elements section for the complete list of acceptable uses.

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Secondary Logo

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In special situations where the primary logo does not create the proper aesthetics or does not show up well, the secondary mark can be used.

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Black and White

Grayscale

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One color

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Improper Use

Please avoid any and all of these variations on the logo as well as any other variations that are not consistent with the previously specified rules. This does include color change as well; see the section on color palettes for the official colors and acceptable uses.

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Avatar

Frames 1 – 48, 2 seconds, the name fades in.

Frames 48 – 96, 2 seconds, the heart appears.

The avatar is a 10 to 15 second animation of the logo. It starts with the name fading in, followed by the heart which begins small and after it reaches its full size the line appears.

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Frames 96 – 144, 2 seconds, the heart grows to its full size.

Frames 144 – 192, 4 seconds, the line is drawn in starting from the heart and continuing until it reaches the end of the word.

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Additional Elements

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The background will primarily be white, however a color may be used in some applications. When paired with the dot pattern any of the colors may be used, providing there will be minimal or no text or imagery used with it. Other elements such as the heart or the half circles may be used separately from the logo. These elements should never appear as the primary representation of the brand and most often will be used abstractly, enlarged or repeated as a pattern. The pink arrow is used primarily in this book, but may be used sparingly in other applications.

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Rebecca Anne Johnson May 5, 2006


Can you play with me everyday?

Color Primary Color Palette Secondary Colors


Primary Color Palette

Pantone 311 UP C=56 M=0 Y=12 K=0 R=96 G=201 B=221 Web safe=#60C9DD

Pantone 206 UP C=0 M=98 Y=51 K=2 R=231 G=31 B=88 Web safe=#E71F58

Secondary Colors

Pantone 128 UP C=0 M=11 Y=75 K=0 R=255 G=221 B=93 Web safe=#FFDD5D

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Pantone 2755 UP C=87 M=88 Y=1 K=2 R=69 G=65 B=149 Web safe=#454195

White C=0 M=0 Y=0 K=0 R=255 G=255 B=255 Web safe=#FFFFFF


The primary color palette is to be used for both the primary and secondary versions of the logo. The color of the heart may be switched for a secondary color only when the logo also appears in the primary colors. The color of the logotype should always be blue, except when the pink one color version of the logo is being used. White is used for backgrounds or reversed text. The pink functions as the primary text color for titles and most body copy will be set in 80% Black. The secondary colors were chosen as complimentary, colors to be used sparingly on supporting materials and information, most often for contrast and interest.

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Kendra Sophia Benson August 26, 2009


I will learn how to love.

Typeface Logotype Additional Type


Logotype

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The logotype is Gotham Rounded with a tight tracking. It appears in all lowercase letters and is the only element that should be set this way. The logotype should always be blue and is not to be used separately from the mark. It should always be visually the same weight and should not be reduced to anything smaller than a half inch wide.

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Additional Type

Gotham Rounded Book ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz Gotham Rounded Book Italic ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz Gotham Rounded Bold ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ITC Cheltenham Book ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ITC Cheltenham Bold ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

Gotham Rounded is the main typeface, both book and bold styles are used on all pieces, as well as a limited use of Gotham Rounded Book Italic. A serif type, ITC Cheltenham, is the specification for typed letters.

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JoAnna Elizabeth King April 16, 2011


I’ll feel the power of a simple smile.

Business System Letterhead Business Cards Envelopes


Letterhead

The letter head would be used for any correspondence the organization would have with birth parents, adoptive parents and other organizations. The type to be used is Cheltenham Book. A Microsoft office template would be created so that the type is consistent on every letter the organization sends. Paper Specifications Low NewPage Gusto 80lb. Satin Text Middle Mohawk Everyday Digital 70lb. Text High Mohawk Via Satin 70lb. Text

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forever November 14, 2011

Dear Michael and Anna, Our mission is to simplify each child’s adoption experience by offering excellent and expert care. While it is a complicated process for those who are new to it, our job as a child placing agency is to make each adoption experience happen as smoothly as possible. We pay special attention to you as well as the placing parents’ needs, to important ethics, to laws and policies, and to the tricky dynamics that may be present in your case. Ultimately, we ask everyone involved to work together in the spirit of love and respect so that the child who is involved is honored. We tenderly care for and restore dignity to human lives through providing ethical, gentle and loving family services. When we help parents make wise plans for their children’s futures, everybody has a better outcome. When needed, resource families support these parents in the manner most reasonable under the circumstances. And if it turns out an adoption plan is best for a child, the child is placed by the parents into a loving adoptive home with the help of a caring, qualified professional. Our staff follows principles taught by Jesus Christ; basically, love one another. If you desire, a member of our Prayer Team will pray with you and support you spiritually through this complicated time. Please trust we will respect your boundaries and beliefs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have as you begin your adoption process.

Sincerely, Cathy Raidna Founder and Executive Director P: 616.741.5432 | F: 616.841.5432 raidnacathy@forever.org

1345 Monroe Ave. NW Suite 246 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 • www.forever.org

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Business Card

Business cards are customized for each employee with the back of every business card having a different child’s picture who has been helped by the organization. With each photo there is a personal message telling the viewer about the simple yet vital actions, feelings and rewards that adoption provides for everyone involved, Paper Specifications Low NewPage Gusto 100lb. Satin Cover Middle Mohawk Everyday Digital 100lb. Cover High Mohawk Via Satin 100lb. Cover

forever Cathy Raidna

Executive Director P: 616.741.5432 | F: 616.841.5432 raidnacathy@forever.org 1345 Monroe Ave. NW Suite 246 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Michael Richardson Volunteer Coordinator

P: 616.741.2432 | F: 616.841.2432 richardsonmike@forever.org 1345 Monroe Ave. NW Suite 246 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Amber’s parents drive her to every dance lesson. www.forever.org

Bob Donaldson Marketing Executive

P: 616.741.5432 | F: 616.841.5432 donaldsonbob@forever.org 1345 Monroe Ave. NW Suite 246 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Anthony’s Dad just taught him how to ride a bike. www.forever.org

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Envelopes

forever 1345 Monroe Ave. NW Suite 246 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Michael and Annna Woodroe 456 Lake Michigan Dr. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Envelopes are standard #10 business envelopes for regular correspondence and also catalog size for larger packets of information and paper work for families. The paper specification for the envelopes would be white writing weight paper; matching whichever previously stated specification used for the letterhead.

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Michael and Anna Woodroe 456 Lake Michigan Dr. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Thomas Glyn McDonald June 16, 2002


Can you come to all my games?

Print Pieces Brochure Forms Poster Note Cards Announcements


Brochure

Open Adoption = birth parents + adoptive families + child, forever.

forever 1345 Monroe Ave. NW Suite 246 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Forever is a non-profit adoption and family services agency devoted to building strong and loving families, with the sole focus being on the child.

Madison Loraine Kennedy August 4, 2011

For more information please visit www.forever.org, call us at 616.714.4000 or email Cathy Raidna at raidnacathy@forever.org.

This brochure is an introduction to the topic of open adoption. It would appear in doctors’ offices, clinics, social work offices, shelters and community centers. It would not be mailed out upon inquiry of open adoption as they would have more extensive information to pass along at that point. The purpose of this brochure is to offer the suggestion and a brief introduction to open adoption, while remaining light since these will be out in the public for anyone to read. Paper Specification Low NewPage Gusto 100lb. Satin Text Middle Mohawk Everyday Digital 100lb. Text High Mohawk Via Satin 80lb. Text

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Open Adoption


All birth mothers have the right to choose the amount of openness.

Child

Amanda and Jenny’s Story

90% of adopted children age 5 and older have positive feelings about their adoption. Many of these are open adoptions and a child’s lasting connection with their birth mother is vital to their understanding of their family. Most adopted children are thankful to their birth mother for giving them the life and parents that they have.

“It’s awesome. She is a friend as well as an adoptive mom.”

Open Adoption

Amanda’s adoption story began similarly to others: a fading relationship with her boyfriend, tight money and an unplanned pregnancy. Plus she already had a 2-year-old daughter who required much of her time and resources. Around five months into her pregnancy, Amanda realized raising another baby, especially without a father figure, would be difficult. She then made the decision to place her child for adoption. She knew she wanted an open relationship with the adoptive family and her child. “I didn’t like the idea of being cut off right afterwards,” Amanda said.

Open adoption is a situation in which the birth mother and the adoptive family remain in contact and are both involved in the child’s life. Some choose a semi-open adoption in which involvement mainly consists of photos and letters. Forever respects everyone’s wishes and allows the birth family to choose the amount of openness, and then an adoptive family is chosen who agrees.

The adoptive parents were not planning on an open adoption, but then Amanda invited Jenny and Keith to her hometown and the personal relationship among the three began.“They cared enough about me as a person to come all the way out here; they showed that they were really serious, were caring people and they wanted to get to know me.” “Amanda and her daughter are still a part of our family, and we will always be connected for the rest of our lives.” -Jenny

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Open or Semi-open adoptions in the U.S.

Birth Parents

Open adoptions are not for everyone because some adoptive families have fears of feeling like co-parents if the birth mother is still around; conversely, many birth mothers say that it is just too difficult seeing their child with another family and they would rather have contact only through pictures and letters.

As the child’s birth mother you ultimately decide whether or not you would like an open or semi-open adoption. This kind of agreement with the adoptive parents allows you to remain in your child’s life and feel more secure with your difficult yet selfless decision to place your child.

However, when open adoptions do work, the benefits are immeasurable. Jenny and Keith gained a child, Amanda was able to continue on with her life and remain in contact with her son, and each gained an unexpected lifelong friend in the process.

Adoptive Parents When you choose to allow your child’s birth mother to remain in the family you are giving her an endless gift. Not only does your child feel loved by both you and their birth mother, but you have the opportunity to gain a lifelong friend and family member as well.

Read Amanda and Jenny’s full story and others like it at www.adoption-for-my-baby.com

U.S. Department of Health’s 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents

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Fee Agreement

Forms

Fee Agreement This agreement pertains to fees and services for Adoptive Applicants. • I agree to pay the amount listed for services described when services are initiated. • I understand that it is not possible to move forward in the process until all fees are paid in full. • I understand that there is no guarantee that a child will be placed with me as a result of working with this agency. • I understand that these fees cover the costs of services related to making an adoptive placement and that fees paid are non-refundable. In the event the agency elects to refund any fee, a Refund Verification Record must be completed in full and signed by the client. • I understand that should I complete a Pre-Placement Assessment that I may be approved or not approved to adopt by this agency and that the fee for this service is non-refundable. • I understand that if my account is not paid in full that the agency may decline my request to complete further work related to my case.

I have these remaining questions about fees and services with this agency:

Fee agreements that vary from any part of this program statement shall be made in writing and signed by all parties.

I understand and agree to the statements made above.

Applicant signature: _____________________________________________________ Date:__________________

Applicant signature: _____________________________________________________ Date:__________________

Worker signature: _______________________________________________________ Date:__________________

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This agreement pertains to fees and services for Adoptive Applicants.

Fee Agreement

Services and Fees

Pre-Adoption Assessment

fees and provided services

Fee Agreement

• I agree to pay the amount listed for services described when services are initiated.

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• I understand that it is not possible to move forward in the process until all fees are paid in full.

• I understand that these fees cover the costs of services related to making an adoptive placement • I understand that there is no guarantee that a child will be placed with me as a result of working and that fees paid are non-refundable. In the event the agency elects to refund any fee, a Refund with this agency. Verification Record must be completed in full and signed by the client.

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not approved to adopt by this agency and that the fee for this service is non-refundable. I understand that if my I have the remaining questions about•fees and services with thisaccount agency:is not paid in full that the agency may decline my request to complete further work related to my case.

I have these remaining questions about fees and services with this agency:

Fee agreements that vary from any part of this program statement shall be made in writing and signed by all parties.

Fee agreements that vary from any part of this program statement shall be made in writing and signed by all parties. I understand and agree to the statements made above.

Applicant signature: _____________________________________________________ Date:__________________

I understand and agree to the statements made above. Applicant signature: _____________________________________________________ Date:__________________

Applicant signature: _____________________________________________________ Date:__________________ Worker signature: _______________________________________________________ Date:__________________

Applicant signature: _____________________________________________________ Date:__________________

Worker signature: _______________________________________________________ Date:__________________

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This is an example layout for forms that the organization would use in the actual adoption process. They would have the option to color code them when multiple forms are being sent out at once. Since there is a lot of paperwork involved within this organization these forms and others will always be printed on the lower end paper. This helps keep the bulk of the paperwork down as well. Paper Specification NewPage Gusto 80lb. Satin Text

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Poster

And Baby Makes 3 Join Forever of Grand Rapids, as we invite Kendra and David Mariano to share their adoption story with parents like you. Learn about the adoption process from their point of view and hear what you can do to cope with the emotional side of adoption as you prepare to add a child to your family.

Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Grand Rapids Public Library Room 231 For more information please visit www.forever.org, call us at 616.714.4000 or email Cathy Raidna at raidnacathy@forever.org.

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This is a poster for a speaker event regarding one family’s adoption story. It would appear in many of the same places as the brochure including doctors’ offices, clinics, and community centers. Paper Specification Low NewPage Gusto 80lb. Satin Cover Middle Mohawk Everyday Digital 80lb. Cover High Mohawk Via Satin 80lb. Cover

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Note Cards

These are note cards which the organization would send out to their volunteers and donors after special events. They are blank inside to allow them to use them for various messages. Envelopes are white size A6. Paper Specifications Low NewPage Gusto 100lb. Satin Cover Middle Mohawk Everyday Digital 100lb. Cover High Mohawk Via Satin 100lb. Cover

Tyler Age 5 Adopted August 26, 2006

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Front Sydney Age 6 Adopted May 3, 2005

Back

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Adoption Announcements

Adoption announcements would be available to the families with pre-printed names. The family would receive a set number of them free of charge. The back of each announcement has the organization’s primary logo and the inside has space to insert photos, kids’ drawings and personal messages. Envelopes are white size A2. Paper Specification Low NewPage Gusto 100lb. Satin cover Middle Mohawk Everyday Digital 100lb. Cover High Mohawk Via Satin 100lb. Cover

We didn’t give her the gift of life, but in our hearts we know, the love we feel is deep and real, as if it had been so. For us to have each other is like a dream come true. No, we did not give her the gift of life, life gave us the gift of her. -Anonymous

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We joyfully welcome baby Alyssa Marie Kelson into our family. She was adopted on September 10, 2011.

Inside Spread

look who’s joined our family

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Amber Jean Hamilton December 17, 2003


I’ll learn to share my talents.

Website Prototypes


Prototypes

The goal for this website is to be very informational and organized well so that a visitor to the site can easily find what they are looking for. This organization’s services and processes are extremely emotionally involved and lengthy meaning a website that conveys ease and dependability is also important. There are various locations where the organization’s contact information can be found and an important part of this site is the section of profiles of prospective parents. The site map for the website can be found in the process section on page 81.

Homepage

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Mission Statement

Perspective Parent Profiles Page

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Kaitlin Louise Fisher July 23, 2007


You will show me anything is possible.

Mobile Application Screen Shots


Screen Shots

Application Icon

Figure 1.

The purpose for this mobile application is to provide parents with a way to search for local or non-local family friendly activities. It begins with quick instructions which can be skipped for returning users. Then the user simply gives their location and answers a few quick questions and a list of activities are displayed on screen. The questions asked help to filter the results based on such things as children’s age, budget and when the user wants the activity to take place.

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Figure 1 welcomes the user to the application with family faces. In figure 2 the user begins the process by entering their location and how far they want to travel for the activity. The user is then asked a series of other questions to narrow down the results and Figure 3 appears with a list of activities that fit the criteria. Finally in Figure 4 the user sees details about the activity upon clicking on one from the previous list.

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Anthony Joe McKellar February 2, 2005


I will learn to get up and try again.

Environmental Graphics Gifts In the Community


Gifts

These are items which the organization would give away to families and volunteers. Most often families are adopting babies and toddlers therefore baby items such as bottles and onsies are perfect things for the organization to give as gifts to families who have just adopted a child.

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Additional items: rubber bracelets water bottles refrigerator magnets window clings bumper stickers t-shirts key chains baby hats baby blankets stress balls teddy bears

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In the Community

These applications would appear throughout the area of the city where this organization is most active. Various billboards would be used as well as items in places that would communicate to the right audience. For example park benches would be designed to advertise for the organization through color and message.

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Kelly Lynn Sampson September 2, 2002


You can show me how to achieve.

Re-branding: Behind the Scenes Research Sketches Logo Iterations Website Research and Planning Site Map


Research

The research process began with a look at successful and unsuccessful logos. Then a brand document was created to break down the organization and analyze their audience and the services they provide. Also color, imagery and type were explored through mood boards. The name was chosen from a list of 100 possibilities, which was narrowed down to 12 and then voted on by others.

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Positioning Statement

Company

Greater Hopes Family Services, Inc. Adoption and foster care services

Location 1345 Monroe NW, Suite 246 Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Background

Greater Hopes Family Services was originally licensed by the state of Michigan in November of 2002. The group was set up by Cathy Raidna, founder and executive director, and was originally called Adoptions of the Heart Inc. They changed their name in May of 2011 upon re-licensing. They currently employ adoption staff, administrative staff and support staff, however the heart and sole of the group are its children, prospective families, adoptive families and volunteers. They operate primarily in the Grand Rapids area, and most adoptive families are from Grand Rapids. Adoptees are usually infants and toddlers who are currently in foster care or many times new babies in need of a home.

Services

This is a non-profit company that provides family services, primarily adoption and foster care. They specialize in private domestic adoptions and also offer support groups for adoptive and foster care families. Another service offered is help in the search process for birth parents and adopted children looking for one another.

People

Greater Hopes has a service for everyone involved in an adoption process or foster care family. They help expectant mothers place their babies, adoptive parents connect with children in need, foster parents, adopted and prospective adoptive children, and persons hoping to reconnect either with a child or a parent after an adoption. They provide education and training programs to prepare families for their adoption.

Needs

The market for the services that this company offers is in need of the following: - pairing for infants and children with families - support groups for adoptive, birth parents and adopted persons - search and reunion services - open adoption services and support - home studies - adoptive parent education and training Also foster care services such as: - pairing of children and families - support groups, education and training

Competition

The competition for this agency would be larger agencies who provide their services in multiple locations across the state of Michigan or the US. An example would be Bethany Christian Services, who has offices across Michigan. These agencies have greater potential for business and support as a result of their larger sizes and multiple locations. Also agencies who offer international adoption services would be a source of competition. International adoptions are sought by families as a result of their lower cost, faster completion and ability to adopt an infant rather than an older child.

Samantha Martin | GRDE 410 | Non-Profit Re-branding | 9.7.11

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Positioning Statement

Differences

This agency encourages open adoption, no birth parent is ever asked to completely leave the child’s life, unless that is their choice. Another difference to note is the fact that this agency only operates domestically. Also they handle every case individually and specially; no ‘cookie cutter’ adoptions take place. They work hard to make each adoption experience personal and seamless.

Unique Benefits

Greater Hopes works to be sure there is always a remaining connection between child, birth parents and adoptive parents when the situation allows. They provide constant support and education throughout the process, and provide the opportunity for a Christ centered adoption process, through prayers and spiritual support, if the family wishes. Most of all, through this agency, children right here in our area are being helped and provided for. Greater Hope’s ultimate goal is to make the child or children involved in each situation feel cared for and loved.

Summary

This agency is based on the simple, yet important value of loving one another. Each person involved in the process is valued and important to the agency. They work as a team to build families and place children into loving and nurturing environments.

Samantha Martin | GRDE 410 | Non-Profit Re-branding | 9.7.11

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Name Possibilities

Company

Greater Hopes Family Services, Inc. Adoption and foster care services

ChUse A-Z Adoption Kinect Little Lives Life Ties Connections Kids Dreams Seek Kidnections Hugs n Homes Love One Love Won Building Blocks Their Place Play With Me Play With us One Child One Family 1+1=2 Baby Steps Hold Hands When I Grow Up Grown Up Plus One Plus 1 Plus U Plus You Through Us U Forever Forever U Addoption You and I 2 Hearts 1 Family 2 Lives 1 Family Us Forever

One Child. One Place Family Connections We Connect Forever 1 One Forever Ties Tied Permanent Ties Hearts Tied Put Together All Together All Together Now Family Forms Raise Us Raise Ally Linked Family Links Join Hand in Hand Constant Family For Keeps Family for Keeps In the Loop Bonded Sprouts to Families Sprouting Families Sprouts Growing Families Home Grown Bring Us Together Build Us Up Tied to You One for You All for One

Family Circle Circle You Ring Around You Shared Hearts Common Connection Shared Ties Tot Spots Tots n Ties Ties to Tots Adopt Luv Belongings Spaces and Places Happy Endings Gift of Love 4ever LifeLines Bedtime Stories Shoes Tied Stories for Life Last a Lifetime I Promise Links and Love Lasting Impression Ohanna One Child. One Lifetime A Child’s Life Complete Care Guiding Families Tied Together Good Life Great Light Forever Ours Forever Yours

Samantha Martin | GRDE 410 | Non-Profit Re-branding | 9.7.11

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Sketches

Much of the sketching was done for the identity itself. 100 thumbnails were created, then 20 were digitized and from there one was chosen as the final direction.

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Logo Iterations

Many digital iterations were done after the final direction was chosen. Different layouts and colors were explored. The different options were also quickly applied to different things to figure out what worked and what did not.

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Website Research and Planning

10 Keys to Effective Non-Profit Organization Websites (Vandelay Design) 1. Clear description of the organization’s mission/purpose 2. Concise but complete information about the organization’s background and basics 3. Clear idea of the site’s visitors and the organization’s main audience 4. Information for donors 5. Information for volunteers 6. Photos of people who are impacted 7. Contact information 8. Design that fits with the organization’s culture 9. Email newsletter sign-up 10. News and events sections

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Site Map

Mission

Parent Profiles Placing Parents

Support Parenting Help

Facebook Next Event Newsletter

Homepage

Contact

Eligibility Adoptive Parents

Children Services/Fees

Adoptees

Support Sites Events

Volunteers

Events

Advice

List of Events Photo Album

Q & A Section External Links

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