Started with a purpose - now filling a need.
Adopted for Life
In early 2015 Josh and Laura Scheutzow started an Instagram account and Etsy shop solely as a platform to sell woodworking craft pieces and furniture to raise money for their upcoming domestic adoption. A Carpenter's Son was born. Josh and Laura always wanted a large family. They were blessed to have have two biological sons, but unfortunately were unable to get pregnant again. That struggle turned into a beautiful redemptive story that led the Scheutzow's to begin the process of adopting. Working hard to use the woodworking business to offset the domestic adoption fees, their Etsy shop and Instagram following (@a_carpenters_son) exploded. The agency fees were completely transparent, with much of the money going towards legal, medical, and birth expenses. The agency told them to expect around $30-$35,000 total for the adoption. The Scheutzow's worked put 100% of their proceeds from the sales toward the adoption. In September of 2015 The Scheutzow family was matched with a beautiful birth mother and walked though the last trimester of her pregnancy hand in hand. In December of 2015, a beautiful third baby boy was born (a bit earlier than expected) to the loving care of Josh and Laura. After a few tough weeks baby Scheutzow was strong enough to leave the NICU and officially became a Scheutzow!
Continuing for a Cause
The response to the Scheutzow's adoption fund raising was incredible. Jacob Busch had been working along side the Scheutzow's designing, creating, and delivering many of the fund raising orders. After raising the money for their adoption there were still many orders to be completed. It was at this point that A Carpenter's Son became an officially company under the name A Carpenter's Son Design Co., LLC. Today, they continue to work with clients from across the country to bring affordable, custom pieces to life.
A Carpenter's Son Design Co., LLC is continuing to grow and continuing to build for a purpose. Here's what we support now:
- 100% of all profit from the "State Serving Boards" (our first Etsy product) is donated to a family of the month who is raising money for adoptions. Check out our Instagram page to find out more about the Family of the Month!
- A portion of the profits on orders that come by referral from the "Family of the Month" are donated to that family.
- If you are currently raising funds to adopt and would like to be the "family of the Month" please contacts us for more info.