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My Family, My Journey: A Baby Book for Adoptive Families Book Supplement – April 26, 2007


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Product Details

  • Misc. Supplies: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811857379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811857376
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is easy to fill out and the pages are cute!
Kim
A very cute book that has sections in it for all the important information you want to share with your adopted child.
N. Graham
Definitely recommend to any adopting family, great book for adopted child to have!!
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176 of 177 people found the following review helpful By Sharon on February 18, 2010
Format: Diary
We recently purchased this album for our adopted son, mostly because it had excellent reviews and was one of the few adoption-specific baby albums available. While it's not a bad album, and I'm glad we have it, I wish that I'd been able to look at it before the purchase, but was unable to find a copy in the local bookstore that wasn't sealed. So for the benefit of those looking, here's what is on the inside, in order of appearance. Most of the pages include about half a page of space to fill in the story, as well as places to put photographs, with pre-printed or blank captions

--Before You Were Born (The story of us and how we came to be a family); includes space for family photos before and after placement

--The Story of Your Adoption; includes sections for "Why we chose to adopt" (only two lines for text!), "how we found you", and "our hopes and dreams for you"

--People Who Helped Us Find You; includes space for four pictures, names, and "how they helped us find you".

--Waiting; includes sections for "plans and preparations we made"

--The Match!; includes sections for "how we found out" and "how we celebrated"

--A Baby Shower!
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Vegas Scrapper on August 28, 2008
Format: Misc. Supplies
We brought our son home from the hospital as a foster child and bought this book to preserve those special memories. While the book is appropriate for our situation 90% of the time, the other 10% leaves many blank entries and sad omittances. The book is beautifully done and will be a nice companion to our son's lifebook, scrapbook and photo album. I wish it were just a little more accessible to the less traditional adoptive family.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. Granderson on February 2, 2008
Format: Misc. Supplies
My husband and I recently adopted two children from Uganda, East Africa. Chloe and Noah have been home just six weeks. A friend of mine gave us a copy of "my family, my journey" at their welcome party, and amidst our new, busy life, I have found it easy and enjoyable to use this resource to recount Noah and Chloe's adoption story. Initially, it looks like a baby book, albeit not too cutesy or frilly. But each page quickly reveals the unique story of adoption. The creators clearly have a sincere grasp of adoption while allowing flexibility for each story's unique details and quality. Overall, this resource is an excellent way to share the details of an adoption. Some headings include "The Match," "A Baby Shower" and "What We Know About Your Birth Family and Where You Came From." My mother teared up while reading the headings before I had begun to fill the blanks! My favorite pages include "People Who Helped Us Find You" and "Adoption Buddies," celebrating some of the other faces in their story. Some of the headings gave us trouble though. The "Waiting" page offered no space for photos and only six lines for text. We waited five months to be matched and another 17 months before Chloe and Noah came home. We could have used more room. Also, the spaces left for photos throughout the book are of non-standard size and have borders that make it difficult to either mount photos inside of them or cover the borders completely with the photo. A clip art image to mark the center of the photo location would have made mounting easier. In any case, I would definitely give this resource to other adoptive families and hope that Noah and Chloe will treasure their adoption story as much as we treasure them.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Odem on August 26, 2007
Format: Misc. Supplies
this little book is such a treasure to our family, it is so nice to have something to fit our unique situation and turn it into a fun story for our new son to look back on! It shows him he is a prize to us, and thats exactly what he is! Anyone searching for a baby book for a child adopted or fostered, look no further, this one is great!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joyful on December 27, 2007
Format: Misc. Supplies
This is my second baby book, and it is the best. It is beautifully illustrated and is perfect for all adoptive families. I would recommend it highly!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Reds Fan on June 26, 2008
Format: Misc. Supplies
We just adopted a newborn and I'd already purchased a regular baby book. But, I wasn't sure how to address the pregnancy pages, etc. So, when I got this one, it solved my problem. I also think it is perfect for many different types of adoption of children of any age. In our case, we were at the hospital when he was born, but I like that the pages are labeled "month one" instead of "1 month old." So, if you adopt an older child, you can start it when they join your family! I also love the adoption buddies page and the pages to show who helped us adopt the baby (for us our lawyer and social worker).

The only thing I personally wish wasn't in it is the astrological sign of the baby. But, I plan to just cover that with some scrapbook paper with something else on it. But, that's just a personal thing.
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