Four families share how they fit making scrapbooks and lifebooks into their busy lives after adopting.
Adoption Lifebooks & Scrapbooks
An adoption lifebook or scrapbook is a way to preserve your child’s story, connect him with his past, and start adoption conversations—particularly for children adopted from foster care. Find resources and advice on creating a lifebook for your child.
What we record now about our child will help him or her later in the difficult teen task of forging a positive identity.
Even if you’ve made a scrapbook or lifebook for your child, kids this age like to tell their own stories. Here’s how to help.
Tips for capturing the journey leading up to your child’s adoption, and the precious moments after, in scrapbook your family will cherish forever.
Follow these pointers to capture your child’s adoption story in a personalized picture book.
An adoption scrapbook lets parents and children create a sense of history and of belonging.
Answers to your parenting questions.
A lifebook can fill in the gaps of your child’s early story — and creating it can be a fun project for all of you.
Five experts answer your questions in this how-to guide for creating what will likely become your child’s favorite read-to-me book.
One adoptive mother wonders if she should make a lifebook, even though she doesn’t have many photos of his life before he came to her. AF readers respond.
Adoptive parents — and photo pros — help you capture those precious moments with your kids.
Telling your child’s story in book form can cement his sense of belonging in your family and boost his self-esteem.
When our two children began to ask questions — lots of questions — my partner and I found answers in homemade adoption storybooks.
In this essential addition to the literature on adoption lifebooks, Cindy Probst provides a structured, child-centered approach to the task of writing down what happened in the earliest days of a child’s life.
In an excerpt from her book, Cindy Probst talks about why lifebooks, long treasured by foster adopters, make sense for all adoptive families.
Create a simple story for your young child to learn and grow with.