Saturday, April 10, 2010

Gift idea: Genealogy Book

By Brittany of Que & Brittany's Adoption Journal
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If you have an open adoption, this is not only a gift idea for a birth parent, it's also a gift idea for your child.  I wanted to be able to show Liam his genealogy sheets for both our family and his birth family.

What I did was fill out genealogy sheets with our ancestry information and Liam's name (and I gave a copy to his birth mom to keep) and then I gave her 2 sets of blank sheets for her to fill in the birth family's information.  One set is for her to keep and one to give back to me to put in our family history book.  (I also got from my friend Michelle, this wonderful baby book that is especially for adopted children.  On the last page it has 2 family trees, one for the adoptive family and one for the birth family.)

I hope one day Liam will enjoy having both sets of information!

Click here to start your own family history search!


Karine said...

that is a wonderful gift idea! Thanks for sharing :)

V said...

This is such a great idea. We are going to do this for sure. Thank you for sharing (otherwise I never would've know such a thing existed.)

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