Before You Were Mine

Before You Were Mine

Discovering Your Adopted Child's Lifestory

By Susan Tebos; Carissa R. Woodwyk; Sherrie Eldridge (Foreword by)

Zondervan, Paperback, 9780310331032, 173pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2011

Description

Written by an adoptive mother and an adoptee daughter, Before You Were Mine offers a unique Christian perspective on creating a Lifebook that commemorates your child's birth story. Complete with worksheets and advice from adoptive families, you ll find that remembering and celebrating your child's history can be fun, rewarding, and even redemptive. You ll discover how to uncover and organize details of their birth story, make the story both truthful and positive, and use the Lifebook to trace God's faithfulness. This powerful concept takes the guesswork out of how and when you ll talk about your adopted child's beginnings and offers him or her a lasting memento that helps them overcome uncertainty and fear to rest in Christ's unconditional love. How will you embrace your child's birth story as part of God's plan? Before You Were Mine will help you relax and rejoice in the beautiful story God is writing for your child.



About the Author
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.

Straight-forward and insightful, Sherrie Eldridge writes from a passion for adopted children and their parents to be drawn closer. An internationally-recognized adoption-advocate speaker, she is the author of more than five books including the best-selling Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew. An adopted person herself, she understands an adoptee s perspective and offers insight to deepen parent-child bonds. She is actively involved in adoption advocacy roles and was named a Congressional Angel in Adoption. Sherrie has been married to Bob Eldridge for 48 years. They have two married daughters and six grandchildren, one who joined their family through adoption. For more information, visit SherrieEldridge.com.