Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings, a Workbook for International Adoptive Familes

Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings, a Workbook for International Adoptive Familes

by Cindy Probst
     
 
About the Author

Cindy Probst, MEd, MSW, LCSW believes that the stories of children's beginnings belong to them. She has a particular talent for framing difficult truths in ways that empower children, and for teaching their parents to do the same. Cindy, an adoption specialist, works with parents to help them share their children's stories with them in

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About the Author

Cindy Probst, MEd, MSW, LCSW believes that the stories of children's beginnings belong to them. She has a particular talent for framing difficult truths in ways that empower children, and for teaching their parents to do the same. Cindy, an adoption specialist, works with parents to help them share their children's stories with them in ways that nourish the spirit while also honoring the truth. Cindy presents lifebook workshops to parents and waiting parents throughout the U.S. She is also an adoptive parent.

Editorial Reviews

T. Berry Brazelton
This is a great idea and you have done it beautifully. I can recommend it to adoptive parents and children!
MD, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School
Joan Clark
I am so glad that there is now an easy-to-use guide for families to make their specifically international lifebook. Cindy's approach is warm and supportive, while imparting a wealth of knowledge about adoption and child development. This will be a valuable tool for adoptive families for many years to come.
Executive Director, ODS Adoption Community of New England, Inc.
Janet Surrey
Sensitive, thorough, and extremely useful. This workbook is a superb resource for international adoptive families and waiting families. The author's detailing of the process of preparing a lifebook is invaluable to parents in becoming more comfortable and articulate talking to their children about difficult or unknown parts of their adoption story.
PhD, Stone Center, Wellesley College
Cindy Johnson
This great framework helps to break down the emotional barriers that many adoptive parents face when helping their children piece together their stories. It is my hope that 'Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings is a bestseller because I want nothing more than for adoptive parents to help their children feel good about who they are and where they came from. This workbook certainly helps all of us do just that.
Co-chair, Adoptive Families Today, Illinois

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971749603
Publisher:
Boston Adoption Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Andrade, Kim
This book skillfully addresses many of the difficult issues that arise when one begins the creative task of writing a lifebook for the internationally adopted child. I look forward to sharing this book with friends.
— Guatemala Family Network
Fry, Shante
Are you stuck on doing a lifebook? Or scared to start a conversation about adoption with your child? Cindy Probst's fabulous book, Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings, will inspire you to find the right path for you and your child. Cindy's honest, compassionate book, with suggestions from the hundreds of parents who have attended her seminars, is a wise guide that enables parents to address adoption issues while strengthening a child's self image.
— President, Families with Children from China-New England and the Foundation for Chinese Orphanages
Alison Martin
Create a gift that your adopted child will treasure for years to come with this thoughtful and practical guide. Adoption Lifebook propels you step by step through the writing process, integrating their adoption history into your child's unique story.
— National Director, Families with Children from Vietnam
Joan Clark
I am so glad that there is now an easy-to-use guide for families to make their specifically international lifebook. Cindy's approach is warm and supportive, while imparting a wealth of knowledge about adoption and child development. This will be a valuable tool for adoptive families for many years to come.
— Executive Director, ODS Adoption Community of New England, Inc.
Mary Sullivan
Cindy Probst has crafted a sensitive and fact-filled guide to lifebooks which will be of immeasurable help to adoptive families.
— Chair, Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption, New England Chapter
Cindy Johnson
This great framework helps to break down the emotional barriers that many adoptive parents face when helping their children piece together their stories. It is my hope that 'Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings is a bestseller because I want nothing more than for adoptive parents to help their children feel good about who they are and where they came from. This workbook certainly helps all of us do just that.
— Co-chair, Adoptive Families Today, Illinois
Winston, Chris
Cindy Probst has provided a workbook for international adoptive families to help them create a meaningful lifebook from the perspective of ther child. KAAN is happy to share this resource with its families of Korean-born children.
— Korean American Adoptee, Adoptive Family Network
Susan Caughman
Virtually all adopted children report intense longing for information about their early days or months. Cindy Probst has done a tremendous service to adoptive parents and children alike with this sensitive and practical guide to compiling information and writing about our children's lives before they joined our families. By helping parents acknowledge the difficult emotions surfaced in this process as well as by providing practical tips for how to document our children's first months even when little or no apparent information exists, Probst will help a generation of children find some of the answers to their questions. This is a book no adoptive family should be without.
— Publisher, Adoptive Families Magazine
Stiles
Adoptive parents recognize the importance of recording, preserving and talking to their child about their early history but often express a loss about how to do it. Ms. Probst's step-by-step guide does a lovely job of explaining how each piece contributes to their child's senseof worth and well being.
— Carole Stiles, Vice President of Social Services, Holt International Children's Services, Eugene, Oregon
Janet Surrey
Sensitive, thorough, and extremely useful. This workbook is a superb resource for international adoptive families and waiting families. The author's detailing of the process of preparing a lifebook is invaluable to parents in becoming more comfortable and articulate talking to their children about difficult or unknown parts of their adoption story.
— Stone Center, Wellesley College
T. Berry Brazelton
This is a great idea and you have done it beautifully. I can recommend it to adoptive parents and children!
— Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School

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