Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.95
  • Save: $5.76 (34%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
My Family, My Journey: A ... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION -USED GOOD- This book has been read and may show wear to the cover and or pages. There may be some dog-eared pages. In some cases the internal pages may contain highlighting/margin notes/underlining or any combination of these markings. The binding will be secure in all cases. This is a good reading and studying copy and has been verified that all pages are legible and intact. If the book contained a CD it is not guaranteed to still be included. All items are packed and shipped from the Amazon warehouse.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 5 images

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

109 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$11.19
$7.62 $2.33

100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime
100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime
Amazon's editors chose their list of the one hundred young adult books to read, whether you're fourteen or forty...Learn more
$11.19 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

My Family, My Journey: A Baby Book for Adoptive Families + God Found Us You (Harperblessings) + I Wished for You: An Adoption Story (Marianne Richmond)
Price for all three: $30.97

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Gjr edition (April 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811857379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811857376
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

206 of 208 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!
Read more ›
7 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Vegas Scrapper on August 28, 2008
Format: Hardcover
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.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J. Granderson on February 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Odem on August 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Reds Fan on June 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
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.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joy on December 27, 2007
Format: Hardcover
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
My Family, My Journey: A Baby Book for Adoptive Families
This item: My Family, My Journey: A Baby Book for Adoptive Families
Price: $11.19
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: journeys albums