by Zoe of @mumadukedesigns
Hello, I’m Zoe and I am a mother to one boy through adoption based in the UK. About four months after ‘cub’ (we don’t publicise names due to safety) arrived home we were contracted to write a letter to birth family to say how well he was settling. I had left it a bit late so as I had a day to myself I went searching for a suitable note card. Nothing to personal, but just a nice note card. I couldn’t find one that I thought would fit the purpose so I made my own. This then got me thinking. What else was there that I wanted as a parent but wasn’t available to me as an adoptive parent. That’s when @mumadukedesigns was born. I wanted to promote, normalise and celebrate adoption and love quotes and art work up on the walls.
I set to work designing pieces I would like myself and that’s been my work ethos all along.
After a few months I designed adoption milestone cards because I realised that was something I would have loved but never got to use. They have been very popular and I love that I can be a part of such a special journey. They are customizable as each county uses slightly different wording throughout the process.
I love hearing about new adoptions taking place and every order is extremely special to me.
Products evolve as time goes by, and there are many more products coming out in 2019, such as candles to light every “gotcha day” as I’ve heard it called in the USA. We light a candle to celebrate our forever family day and I couldn’t find any online which are personalised so they will be released very soon.
Now two years into our adoption journey I wouldn’t have changed anything for the world. He is a very special little boy who we are so lucky to have.
You can view all of Zoe’s artwork on www.mamadukedesigns.com! She has a ton of beautiful adoption prints and prints for your home so leave her some love here and then go check out her beautiful work!