Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future: Creating a Lifebook for Your Adopted Child

Last week, my daughter was given an assignment in one of her classes to outline significant events in her life beginning with her birth and leading up to present day.   She shared with her teacher that she spent most of the first two years of her life in an orphanage, and that she knew very little about her birth family.   Setting aside the insensitive nature of the assignment, it offered the perfect opportunity to revisit my daughter’s Lifebook and continue filling in the missing pieces of her life story before joining her forever family.

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