Take the guesswork out of how and when to tell your adopted child about her beginnings when you create a "lifebook" together that celebrates her birth - and God's plan for her life! Complete with work sheets and advice from other families, this easy-to-use guide helps you uncover and organize story details, making it truthful and positive. Paperback.
Road-tested with over 400 families, Before You Were Mine equips adoptive parents to celebrate and commemorate their adopted childrens 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 Gods plan.
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 masters 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.
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