10 questions about adoptions


These questions will help you organize your thoughts on a process that may have taken years and still felt like a whirlwind. In this case, we’ve phrased the questions like? (Depending how open your adoption is, consider getting notes, photos and input from the birth parents to answer this question.) Do I have any brothers or sisters? Did my birth family love me? As though they were coming from the child. In fact, for this album, try using these questions literally as page or chapter headings – posing the questions your child will likely want answered and then giving your honest, heartfelt answers.

Remember that each adoption is unique and personal. So realize that you’re going to have to modify these questions to suit your circumstances. But use these questions as a framework and be as open and inclusive as your situation allows! As you read each question, jot down a few thoughts on index cards or on the computer.

  1. Where did I come from? Different city? Different state? Different country? What’s it like there?
  2. What was my birth family? These questions will help you organize your thoughts on a process that may have taken years and still felt like a whirlwind. In this case, we’ve phrased the questions like? (Depending how open your adoption is, consider getting notes, photos and to answer this question.) Do I have any brothers or sisters? Did my birth family love me?
  3. Why did you decide to adopt? Did you try to have a baby on your own first? Or did you just feel like God was calling you to take in a child who needed you?
  4. Why did you pick me? How did you now I was the one? What were you looking for?
  5. How did you find me? How did you decide which adoption agency to work with? If I was born in a different country, how did you decide to look there? How long did it take to find me?
  6. What did you do while you waited? Did you already have everything ready? Were you scared? Anxious? Excited?
  7. What was it like when we met? Were you excited to get the news? Did you have to travel? What was the trip like? What did you think the first time you saw me? How did I react?
  8. How did you pick my name? Where did it come from? What does it mean? Did I have a different name before? Tell me about it.
  9. What was it like for us all getting used to each other? How did I like my new home? What did I do that you weren’t prepared for? How did I get along with any siblings or pets? Did I warm up to my new family right away or did I make you work for it?!
  10. Will you love me forever? Will you?

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Adoption Album

Where did I come from?

There aren’t many questions that make parents gulp and cringe quite like, “Where did I come from?” But for adoptive parents, that one question opens up a whole box of more questions.

Every adoption is its own unique story of anticipation, acceptance, understanding and love. These 10 questions can help you create an album that celebrates that story and all its many heroes.

Adoption album types

The whole adoption process is filled with blessings, questions and emotions. Along the way, we’ve found a couple of points where an album can help clear things up and keep things moving.

  • Introduction albums. This is an album that a prospective adoptive family creates to give agencies, attorneys, birth parents and adoptive children a way to quickly get to know them.
  • Birth parent updates. Adoptive families create an album like this to keep birth parents and foster parents in touch as the adopted child grows. Often, an album like this is created and sent a page or two at a time.
  • “My life story” albums. This is the type of book we’ll be profiling in this chapter. It’s meant to explain to a child the story of how he or she came to be a part of the family.
  • International adoption albums. Adopting a child from another country carries its own set of challenges. So an album like this takes the “My life story” idea and runs a few extra miles with it. What was life like for the child before the adoption? What was the adoptive family’s trip to get their new child like?

Stay tone for 10 questions about adoption and Adoption Layouts.

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Father and Son

Ingredient:  Storybook Creator 4.0Discover Baby Boy Digital PP Kit, fonts : Edwardian Script ITC and Delta Hey Max Nine

 

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A love out of this world…

Ingredient:  Storybook Creator 4.0Discover Baby Boy Digital PP Kit, Oh baby layouts, fonts : Edwardian Script ITC and Delta Hey Max Nine

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Oh baby! Layout

If a newborn baby doesn’t inspire you, then your inspiration is out of whack. Seriously, think about the fresh palette of possibilities in front of that child. A world of experience is wanting.

And that kid’s counting on you to document the first few years of those experience. How you show her what she doesn’t remember seeing? How you teach him the lessons he doesn’t member learning? Let these ideas get you started then let your imagination go.

For inspiration see our baby layout and layouts!

 

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My all about me album

Ingredient: StoryBook Creator 4.0, Delight Digital Power Pallet, font:  VTKS Dear love and Century Schoolbook

My Baby Shower Page

 

 

Ingredients: Layout: Basic White 12×12 Predesigned Pages 0023, background: Lovable Digital Kit paper 08, Embellishment: Baby Boy Soft Digital Kit and Baby Girl Soft Digital Kit for both kits (Teddy Bear (pink and blue)) (Pink and Green diaper pin) (blue and yellow diaper pin)

 

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Emily’s First Year page

Ingredients (Canadian)

How make it:

  1. From a 12×12 or 8×8 blank page, use my YOUR FIRST YEAR PAGE LAYOUT, as a pattern
  2. From Insert tab, content section, click on shape, insert 3 rectangle;
  3.  resize 1st (12.5×30) from content tab; paper, Baby Girl Soft digital kit, choose paper3, fill selected shape;
  4. 2nd (1 x30) and from content tab; paper, Baby Girl Soft digital kit, choose paper14, fill selected shape;
  5. 3rd (17.5×30) from content tab; paper, Baby Girl Soft digital kit, choose paper1, fill selected shape;
  6. From Insert, photo section, click on Empty Frame; keep empty frame selected and from format photo tab, frame section, click on Select Mat, select basic mat Circle and mat fill (make transparent);
  7. Copy and Past empty frame to make 12 empty frame and place them on rectangle 1; add photo of baby from birth to 11 months;
  8. From Insert, photo section, click on Empty Frame; keep empty frame selected right click and ratio (portrait 8×10) lock ratio; resize as desired, add birthday Picture;
  9. From Insert tab, content section, click on shape, insert rectangle resize to make a frame for 8×10 birthday picture, keep selected and from content tab; paper, Baby Girl Soft digital kit, choose paper11, fill selected shape; move back of picture by dragging frame from Element tab on you left;
  10. From Insert tab, Text section click on shape, right your title choose shade you desire and font I choose purple and font Amaze ( you can find more great font on http://www.ffonts.net/Fancy.html); click ok, rotate 90 degrees left;
  11. From Insert tab, content section, click on shape, insert 3 small horizontal rectangle, see example on my YOUR FIRST YEAR PAGE LAYOUT;
  12. For this pages I change them by resizing them and making on big rectangle with the 3, from cut and fill table, color, I choose 3 shade from page (pink, green and purple);
  13. Embellishment: I added 2 text embellishment from Baby Girl Soft digital kit (Daughter) and (LittleGirlsQuote), from insert tab, other section, select each embellishment and click on Rubber Stamp, choose color as you desired I choose purple;
  14. add other embellishment from content tab on the right embellishment, Baby Girl  Soft digital kit, (pink flower), (orange flower) (yellow butterfly) (teddy bear) (green diaper pin) (pink diaper pin) (A block) (B block) and (C block), select all and from format tab, click on shadow and Heavy (middle);
  15. How to make purple butterfly, download pink butterfly on to you PC, from Insert tab, content section, click on Embellishment, from my computer; add pink butterfly; keep selected form cut and fill tab, cut section, click on wand, select all white section of butterfly and cut;
  16. Select pink part of butterfly and click on color, select shade of purple;
  17. Select both part of butterfly, right click and group both side to make one; resize as desired.

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Gifts for my Princess…

Ingredients (Canadian)

How make it:

  1. From a 12×12 or 8×8 blank page, go to Insert tab content section and click on Paper, from art kit; choose Baby Girl Soft digital Kit paper 7, Make as background;
  2. From Insert tab again add 1 Empty frame (right click on frame and choose Aspect ratio square and lock aspect ratio) resize to 8.5×8.5 square (for 12×12 pages) copy and past to make 9 total empty frame;
  3. add picture (baby or ultrasound picture in the middle) and baby gifts all around;
  4. Embellishment: from Insert tab, content section click Embellishment for from art kit; choose Baby Girl Soft digital kit and add (orange flower) and (yellow butterfly).

Baby Girl Album page 1

 

Designed By:  Lisa

Ingredients (Canada):

How to Create:

  1. Insert pages from Click and fill II 11×8,5 page27.
  2. From Content tab on your right side screen, in papers, Baby Girl Soft select paper 3, and select Make background
  3. From Cut and fill tab on the top of you scree, Select strips (top and bottom Pink strip) click on Color in fill, add pink shade as you desire. Then go to Format tab, click on Surface, and select Wrinkle.
  4. Repeat step for lace, but in Surface select Lace.
  5. Replace darken bottom strip by Delight digital PP embellishment RibbonGreenFlower and resize.
  6. Add Teddy bear for Baby Girl Soft Digital kit embellishment.
  7. Add journaling as desired. (For this page I decided to add my little girl birth story, so she knows how she came in to this world.)

 

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