November is National Adoption Month, and I found a cool Activity Calendar that shares daily adoption-themed activities.
Know what isn't on the Calendar, though? "Share a good resource for adoptive parents." But I'm going to share a good book with you anyway.
Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory is a new Zondervan release by Susan A. TeBos and Carissa R. Woodwyk. Susan (an adoptive mother) and Carissa (an adoptee daughter) bring a solid Christian perspective to the book, which will guide you through creating a "Lifebook" for your adopted child.
The Lifebook idea is more than inspiring! The Lifebook you create will tell your adopted child's story in a way that helps them to see God's faithfulness and rest in Christ's love. To help you craft your child's Lifebook, Before You Were Mine gives you real-life stories, advice, and practical excercises.
Below you'll find out what people are saying about Before You Were Mine. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment on this post.
(-Londa Alderink, Zondervan Trade Team)
What people are saying about Before You Were Mine
Before You Were Mine is another way in which adoptive parents can help their child feel an extra measure of love and care. A great resource for all adoptive families.
-Mary Beth and Steve Curtis Chapman, Grammy Award
-Chuck Johnson, President and CEO, National Council for Adoption
-Jill Savage, CEO, Hearts at Home, author of 7 books
-Kris Faasse, LMSW, ACSW, director of Adoption Services,
-Russell D. Moore, Ph.D. Author, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches
-Jedd Medefind, President, Christian Alliance for Orphans
-Ted Kluck, author of Hello I Love You: Adventures in Adoptive Fatherhood
-William J. Blacquiere, President/CEO Bethany Christian Services
-Marla Stewart Konrad, Author of Just Like You
-Chuck Johnson, President and CEO National Council
Learn more about Before You Were Mine.
About the Authors
Susan TeBos (M.A., Western Michigan University) is the mother of three adopted children from Siberia. She has led many workshops for adoptive organizations and for adoptive ministries in churches. She and her husband, Michael, and their children live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Carissa Woodwyk is a Korean adoptee. She holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and is a licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist. She enjoys speaking on relationships, marriage, personal growth, identity, and adoption. She and her husband have two children and live in Hudsonville, Michigan.