Adoption Scrapbooking

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Scrapbooking is one of the most popular hobbies in the U.S. We take pictures, save mementos, and put together memories that tell stories - small stories, and family sagas. In the adoption and foster care communities, we have additional stories to tell, and scrapbooking products and techniques can give an extra dimension to our words.

Just a few ways we use scrapbooks:

  • Families create their profiles in scrapbook form for consideration by expectant parents making an adoption plan.
  • Birthparents keep one or more scrapbooks for their children at reunion, and adopted people do the same.
  • Adoptive and foster families create Lifebooks in scrapbook form with their children, telling the child's stories with an international flair, or with a theme built around the child's interests.
  • Recording an ongoing lifetime of open adoption, with contributions from both adoptive and birth families, creating a keepsake for a child.

Learn more about creative scrapbooking techniques, products, and layouts:

Forum: Making a Birthmother Letter in Scrapbook Form

Forum: Birthmom Scrapbook

Forum: Making a Lifebook in Scrapbook Form

Birthmother Journal: Keep a Diary, Scrapbook of Your Birthmother Experiences

Lifebooks: Every Adopted Child Needs One

Lifebooks and Lip-Smacking Stories

Waiting Families & Lifebooks: The Best Time to Start is Now!


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