Before Your Were Born: Discovering Your Adopted Child's Lifestory
Road-tested with over 400 families, Before You Were Mine equips adoptive parents to celebrate and commemorate their adopted children's birth stories. Parents will benefit from practical worksheets and real-life stories on creating a Lifebook---a unique tool that offers adopted children...
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Road-tested with over 400 families, Before You Were Mine equips adoptive parents to celebrate and commemorate their adopted children's birth stories. Parents will benefit from practical worksheets and real-life stories on creating a Lifebook---a unique tool that offers adopted children the gift of acceptance, peace, and security as a part of God's plan.
Written by an adoptive mother and an adoptee daughter, Before You Were Mine offers a unique Christian perspective on creating a Lifebook that commemorates your child's birth story. Complete with worksheets and advice from adoptive families, you'll find that remembering and celebrating your child's history can be fun, rewarding, and even redemptive. You'll discover how to ucover and organize details of their birth story, make the story both truthful and positive, and use the Lifebook to trace God's faithfulness. This powerful concept takes the guesswork out of how and when you'll talk about your adopted child's beginnings---and offers him or her a lasting memento that helps them overcome uncertainty and fear to rest in Christ's unconditional love. How will you embrace your child's birth story as part of God's plan? Before You Were Mine will help you relax and rejoice in the beautiful story God is writing for your child.
Susan TeBos (M.A., Western Michigan University) is the mother of three adopted children from Siberia. She has led many workshops for adoptive organizations and for adoptive ministries in churches. She and her husband, Michael, and their children live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Carissa Woodwyk is a Korean adoptee. She holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and is a licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist. She enjoys speaking on relationships, marriage, personal growth, identity, and adoption. She and her husband have two children and live in Hudsonville, Michigan.