Lifebooks

Help your child create her own adoption lifebook.

Child-Created Lifebooks

Child-Created Lifebooks

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.

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An adoption story book example

A Tale to Treasure

Your child's adoption story is a tale you'll want to tell over and over. Why not put words (and pictures) to paper? Follow these pointers to create a personalized picture book that's guaranteed to become your child's favorite bedtime read.

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Creating an adoption lifebook can help your child understand her story.

Adoption Scrapbooks Made Easy

Tips for capturing the journey leading up to your child's adoption, and the precious moments after, in scrapbook your family will cherish forever.

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Lifebook lessons

Lifebook Lessons

Five experts answer your questions in this how-to guide for creating what will likely become your child's favorite read-to-me book.

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Tips for photographing your child

Take Your Best Shot

Adoptive parents — and photo pros — help you capture those precious moments with your kids.

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Create an adoption storybook for your child.

Creating a Personal Adoption Storybook for Your Preschooler

Telling your child's story in book form can cement his sense of belonging in your family and boost his self-esteem.

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Adoption storybooks helped this family open up about their adoptions

“Babies and Birth Moms and Bellies, Oh My!”

When our two children began to ask questions — lots of questions — my partner and I found answers in homemade adoption storybooks.

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Example of a lifebook

A Bridge to Your Child’s Beginnings

In an excerpt from her book, Cindy Probst talks about why lifebooks, long treasured by foster adopters, make sense for all adoptive families.

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