I have a baby book, traditional one, I modified and have kept up. I do have a blank book engraved with Life Book on it. My son's therapist suggested filling the life book. Many of the same things will be in the life book that are in his baby book. What would you put it it as an adoptive parent? What would you want in it as an adoptee? What as a the first mother would you want to see in it? Of course he is doing some of his own drawings to add. So as he grows he can add to it. Does your child have a Life Book?
I could write all day about what's in ours, and I know your situation is different than foster care, frog, but the above link will give you some ideas. You can download the foster care lifebook pages for free and you can modify them in any way that you need to. Keep in mind that baby books are for babies, and he won't be one forever. Life Books are for life past, present, future. Not only can you capture all the "regular" things that baby books do, you can incorporate special people, feelings, memories. Life books talk about happy and sad, glad and mad, and are great for discussion starters with your son. Also, one day, his first mom will get a small glimpse into what she's missed while she was gone. HTH.
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