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There are approximately 18000 parents registered with CARA, while the number of children in the Government's adoption pool is less 1800.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

How to save your child's sweet adoption memories?

For those of us that are blessed to have a family through adoption, our child's memories are no different than that are blessed through biology.  Considering the challenges that an adoptive child expected to go through as he/ she grows up, for adoptive families, these memories are not only a tool to reflect the past but also to enable the adoptive child to see what went on.  

There are few things you can do:

Journal:  From the time you decided to pursue this route, start documenting your thoughts.  'Journal' sounds like a hard bound book only available in big city stationary stores but you can do it in a simple notebook of any kind.  If one is comfortable, they can even start documenting online (like a blog on blogger or wordpress) and get a print out later to get them all bounded into a notebook.

Scrap book:  Take any long size notebook and simply start sticking in it whatever you think that is memorable.  For example, on the day that you sent out your final set of papers, if there's a significant event in the newspaper, you can stick that article in it and put your thoughts to go along with that article why such an article deserves a place in that book.  For more ideas on making a scrap book visit this site

Videos:  Nowadays video camera sizes have dropped with enhanced quality and also place to host all your videos for no cost.  One must make use of such facilities to store the memorable events of their children.  If one is not interested to share those memories with anyone other than their family members, they can even make the account private so that no one can watch them.

How about giving all these to your child as a surprise gift on the day they celebrate their 18th birthday?  You think they'll appreciate all your hard work?  Write your thoughts in the comments sections below.

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