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Adoption Book Review: Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child

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Lifebook: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child

Beth O'Malley

The Bottom Line

My children's therapist allowed me to borrow this great book. She was encouraging me to make each of them a lifebook as a way of helping the boys deal with their past. I didn't know where to begin or how to word their past abuse and neglect. I wanted them to know the truth but, I didn't want anything to be too sugar coated or too harsh. This book helped me to put together three wonderful lifebooks for my children. I am really happy with the lifebooks I've made and owe it to this wonderful guide.
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  • Gives great examples on how to word pages for your child's lifebook.
  • Practical and easily followed advice.
  • Easy to read.


  • Don't know if there is a con for this wonderful book!


  • Not only tells you how to make a lifebook, but why to make a lifebook.
  • Domestic and International adoption example pages are included.
  • Foster care example pages.
  • List of resources on adoption books and lifebooks.

Guide Review - Adoption Book Review: Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child

Author Beth O'Malley is an adoptive parent and an adoptee. She understands the importance of each child owning and knowing his/her full life story.

This is a must have for all adoptive and foster parents!

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