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

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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...

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Overview

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.

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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
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
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.
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971749603
  • Publisher: Boston Adoption Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 1,436,960
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2003

    Charming and Helpful!

    I have looked at several Lifebooks and find something unique in each one, and this book is no exception. Our daughter is now 34 years old and as she grew up, I was not aware of any of such Lifebooks. So I sat down with Probst¿s book and in retrospect pondered some of the sensitive issues of our adoption and wrote them down, imagining that our daughter was still a young child. It wasn¿t easy to find the right words that were truthful and understandable to the young child. I wonder could I get her to participate even today and write down what she remembers feeling. I bet it would be therapeutic. Probst¿s book will challenge the adopted child and answer their questions. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?

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