Our big Boy Etienne at La Cabane à Sucre

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Etienne 5-6 years old Album

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My little man from 5 to 6 y.o.

 

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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

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A love out of this world…

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Guy’s and sports….


From Soccer, to Hockey or even Baseball, there’s a lot to show off. Don’t be shy about cropping right in on the action you want to save.Tight cropping helps keep your page focused by eliminating distracting elements and also frees you up to include moire action! This layout features 8 photos, but the singular focus of each one means your makes an easy. cause circles through each – without getting lost in clutter or chaos.

 

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3 generation of guys…

A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

 

 

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it’s a guy thing…

If every girl is an inspiration, the every guy is an enigma. They’re brash and loud – but silent and fragile. They can solve great riddles – or actually think of nothing at all. They’re strong enough to protect and defend – but often can’t lift a toilet seat.

Still, where would we be without the guys in our lives?

And Since words don’t always seem to sink in, let your albums show them how you feel. Make each page a place to celebrate the many ways he makes your life better. Let these ideas get you started. then let your imagination go.

This is my little guy Etienne

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