Tuesday, September 28, 2010

10 adoption questions

I have created an Adoption Story/Gotcha Day album for Samuel. We love reading it to him! It's 8 x 8 and I used digital software to create the layouts. I will post some of the layouts this week. I found a list of these adoption questions and used some of them for my journaling. These are taken from Creative Memories' 10 questions Idea Book.

1. Where did  I come from? Different city, different state, different country? What’s it like there?
2.  What was my birth family like? 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 feel like God was calling you to take in a child who needed you?
4.  Why did you pick me? How did you know 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? How long did it take to find me?
6. What did you do while you waited? Were you anxious, excited, scared? Did you have everything ready?
7. What was it like when we met? Were you excited to get the news? 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?
10. Will you love me forever?

Some questions are geared toward international adoption so I just answered the ones I felt were relevant to Samuel's story. These questions are wonderful to help adoptive parents begin writing out their child's story. I love to write to my kids rather than write about my kids - it is so much more personal and easier to write that way.

There is no story like you're own story. I am so glad Samuel has such an amazing story to read about his birth and how he came to be part of our family.

1 comment:

JellyBelly said...

I'm going to bookmark this post when I get home! I will definitely use these questions when talking to my future adoptive children!