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Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child Paperback – Jun 2000

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Adoption-Works; Reprint edition (June 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970183275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970183279
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 22.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #153,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" daughter's LifeBook has only served to bring us closer and increase her trust in me. LifeBooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child provides an invaluable service to adoptive families. Your perspective and guidance freed me up to pull this together." -- Mary McGuire, adoptive mother of 6-year-old Cassie, adopted from China

" I just finished my daughter's lifebook... felt compelled to send you a inspired me...thank you... -- Dianna Calfin, adoptive mom in New Hampshire July 2001

" This book is a gift for adoptive and birth families and for professionals... -- Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, CEO Center for Family Connections, Cambridge and New York February 2000

"I strongly recommend this book for anyone involved in adoptions." -- Dr. Gregory Keck, Ph.D. Founder of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio, and co-author of Adopting the Hurt Child August 2001

..."my daughter's lifebook has only served to bring us closer and increase her trust in me -- Mary McGuire, adoptive mother of 7-year-old Cassie, adopted from China

...your book helps adopted children learn to embrace their story and themselves... -- Susan Soon-keum Cox, Holt International Children's Services August 2001

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LifeBooks:Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child is an easy to read guide which explains all the details. Beth O'Malley offers concrete suggestions and tips on everything from tricky text to adding your precious photos.

Families from all over the world are sending thank yous and copies of their successfully completed lifebooks thanks to Beth's book.If what you are looking for is an adoption lifebook guide with a proven track record, Beth's book is the one.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah J. Taub on May 6 2002
Format: Paperback
I'm a pretty devoted scrapbooker, but I just knew somehow that this "lifebook" thing was meant to be different from one of my regular scrapbooks. Beth O'Malley's book explained how and why it is different and provided excellent guidance on creating this very special gift for the adopted child.
With the guidance of this book, I'm now working away at my daughter's lifebook.
This book can guide you whether your adoption was international or domestic, an infant adoption or an older child, a child who was in foster care . . . Whatever the circumstances, Beth O'Malley has guidance and advice for how to handle it in the lifebook.
If you are an adoptive parent, I urge you to get this book and get to work on this important part of preserving and transmitting your beloved child's story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Hillen on May 23 2002
Format: Paperback
As an adoptive parent and an adoption educator, I have looked at many, many books and other sources on the topic of "creating a lifebook." This book is by far the most enlightened, meaningful and relevant book out there. I have already bought several copies for my friends and for our homstudy agency. Most so called lifebooks focus on scrapbooking concepts. This is the only one I have found that talks about CONTENT. Not only what to write about, but WHY certain information needs to be included. It's really a "How-to on Lifebooks" AND a "Talking About Adoption" book rolled into one. The author has a a gift (and a unique and credible perspective) for synthesizing this critical and delicate topic into a clear and actionable tool for adoptive families. I have been putting off creating a lifebook for my two internationally adopted children for the last three years because the task seemed so daunting. After reading this book I was actually excited about getting started. Best of all I did it -and I urge any adoptive parent to buy this book!
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Beth O'Malley's book is an inspiration to any family born through adoption. I never had a clear understanding of what a lifebook is until reading her book. I adopted my daughter from China in 1997 and had yet to write her lifebook. When I received the book, I read it in one sitting and immediately began to write the text for my daughter's lifebook! Finally! The information I sought was described and formatted in easy to follow directions. My daughter's lifebook is almost completed. I highly recommend this book to ALL families that have children born to their family through adoption. The lifebook story has made a significant impact on my daughter and brought up many opportunities for us to discuss birthparents and her feelings about her birthfamily. You won't be disappointed with this purchase!
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