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An adoption lifebook should grow with your child throughout his life. Not only should his lifebook include information about his birth, birth family, and the circumstances surrounding his adoption; it should also tell the story of his life with you, his adoptive family. Some ideas for post-adoption pages are:
As you can see, a lifebook can play a significant role in your child’s life. Spend time with him as he grows older working on lifebook pages together, and looking through and reading his lifebook; as well as discussing any questions that may arise out of those moments. By creating a lifebook for, and with, your adopted child, you are passing on a heritage to him that he will treasure for years to come.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|