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A few years ago, I created a "Lifebook" for my adopted daughter. This was an incredibly difficult exercise, but I think it's something that would help all adopted and foster care kids cope with their sense of loss.
A Lifebook (not a scrapbook!) is a book which explains to the child, in language they can understand, the circumstances of their adoption. I made a huge attempt to include ALL the information I could round up. I think this will help my daughter understand that we didn't withhold information from her - a great step in developing trust.
For more information refer to: Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child by Beth O'Malley.
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