Adoption Lifebook Guide
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"Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child"
Because every adopted child needs to know their story.
Adoptees can end up with a floating or numb sensation with no understanding of past history or roots. I should know.
I spent my first five months in foster care before getting adopted. I listened carefully to the silence that was to follow for most of my childhood regarding adoption.
“Who am I?" and "How am I a part of this family?" were the questions I never found words for. Adoptees so often have that sense of missing pieces.
How Do Adoption Lifebooks Help?
Lifebooks fill in the gap with words, artwork, and photos, if available. The words will create pictures when none exist.
As an adult, my social work career landed in adoption 30 years ago. I learned how to make lifebooks for children and teens in foster care.
My growing-up-adopted experience coupled with my professional adoption wisdom resulted in the creation of an easy-to-read, all-encompassing lifebook guide in 2001.
What's in the Book
In my now-bestselling Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child, I guide you step by step, page by page, as if I'm right there with you. I even include light touches of my humor along the way.
In this classic adoption lifebook guide, you'll find specific answers to most of the questions you have, including:
- How do I get started with the lifebook?
- What should be included in my child's adoption story?
- What don't I put into the lifebook?
- What if I have "secret" or painful information I don't want to share but know I should?
Three full-length examples of actual pages include domestic/infant adoptions, foster adoption, and international adoptions.
This easy-to-read guide is filled with sample wording explaining many difficult topics. It contains help for toddlers as well as teens.
Gain Confidence to Discuss Adoption
Gaining the confidence to discuss your child's adoption with them is just one of the extra benefits you’ll get simply by reading this book. Going through the lifebook process prepares you to talk about delicate subjects as well as adoption basics. But best of all, in the end, your child has a unique book that captrues their often-complicated life story.
With all the examples, resources and guidance you'll get in this book, you'll quickly become inspired to create this treasure for your child.
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