(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Life Book: A pictorial and written representation of the life of a child, which is designed to help the child better understand and make sense of its unique background and history. Although there is no required content for a life book, some information that it might include would be information... [more
Gotcha Day (Adoption Day Celebrations)
Nowadays, many families celebrate the day their child was adopted. Families vary in what they call it: Gotcha Day, Adoption Day, Family Day, Adoption Anniversary Day. There is no one "right" day to select as your adoption day. It might be the first time you and your child met,... Thoughtful Visitation Practices Prevent Disruption
Foster children who are waiting to find a permanent home today have experienced loss upon loss. As we plan for their adoption, the last thing we want is a disruption-yet another loss. Factors that influence disruptions are often outside the placing agency's control, but careful planning for a... The Beginner's Guide to Adoption
INTRODUCTION "We can't have children of our own, and we're thinking about adopting a child. We feel really nervous about what we've heard about adoption and adopted kids. Would we love an adopted child as much as a child we produce? If we decide to adopt, we have no idea how to find a... Foster Care Manual: Life Books Policy
This information has been excerpted from materials specific to one state. Be sure to check with your Foster Care Specialist for details in your state, county, or province. Children in out-of-home placements are at high risk of losing their identities because of multiple moves, homes, schools,...
Into the Heart of Life - Book Review
Into the Heart of Life is a beautiful book of teachings by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, one of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She first came to prominence as the subject of Cave in the Snow, a book about her 12 years in solitary retreat. SIU Edible Books festival to take place April 1
The fourth annual Edible Books Festival is set for April 1 at SIU's Morris Library. N.S. insists foster-care info made available
The province denies that anyone who goes through the foster-care system is unable to get vital personal information such as health records, where they came from or why they were placed in care. What I'm Reading
When I was at school, I used to read on my way to the bus stop. I like to think that as a result I have developed excellent peripheral vision, but this claim has never been tested empirically. I was a chain-reader: as soon as I finished one book, I started another.
Top Ten Questions Part 2
November 17, 2013, 9:17 pm
This is the second part to the Top 10 Questions I receive about adoption. Please remember I am not a professional. These responses are from my own experience with adoption and research that I have completed over the years. If you disagree with my answers please let me know. I am always open to... The Gift of a Lifebook
March 21, 2011, 5:04 pm
One of best gifts adoptive parents can give their children is the gift of their personal history. One of the best ways to express your child’s personal history is through a life book. A life book is a record of your child’s life. The key feature with a life book is it is told through your child’s... Becoming a Multi Cultural Family
July 1, 2013, 5:25 pm
When you choose to adopt internationally the odds are great that you are adding diversity to your family. With this choice you are also making the decision to accept, value and participate in another culture – your child’s birth culture.
A few helpful reminders as you embark on such a...
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Chapter 43 - The Conclusion:
Chapter 43 - The Conclusion: