A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings

All adoptive families — parents and children — benefit greatly from the creation of a lifebook, detailing the child's early years and displaying mementos.,

Example of a lifebook
In lifebook workshops, I share with parents my belief that the stories of children’s beginnings belong to the children. I offer reassurance that one need not be creative, nor a writer, to create a lifebook. Together, we brainstorm about what to say and how to say it for the children. I am always moved by the feeling put forth by group members and by seeing burdens lifted from parents for whom a bit of information resonated. During the process of ...

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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