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A lifebook in progress

Capturing Your Child’s Journey Through Life

Capturing Your Child’s Journey Through Life

Four families share how they fit making scrapbooks and lifebooks into their busy lives after adopting.

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Help your child create her own adoption lifebook.

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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interactive ways to help an older child talk about adoption and her personal history

7 Ways to Give Your Child a History

When a child is adopted from foster care at an older age, he needs to understand his story up to placement and the significance of his joining a new family forever. Here are hands-on activities you can use to start this conversation.

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Father and child talking about the adoption story

Parents Share: Creating Our Child’s Adoption Story

Parents share how they impart and strengthen their child's adoption story.

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A cutout from Paloma the Possible

“Letting Our Story Soar”

Writing and illustrating a fictional tale about a winged girl named Paloma helped my daughter and me talk about race, identity, and the realities of adoption. As a published book, it’s helping many other families do the same.

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A mother and daughter look at the girl's lifebook, containing photos and words telling her foster adoption story

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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A mother discussing her daughters' adoption story

Share Your Story: How Have You Told Your Child’s Adoption Story?

How have you handled conversations with your child about his or her adoption story? Real AF readers answer.

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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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