Adoption life book

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We have made a life book for our son that we use to help him identify to his life story and his birth family. And I feel it's a great way to do so. It really helps him process that because children love pictures and they really understand more than you'd ever think they do. And for us, we're actually lucky enough to have pictures of our child's birth mom pregnant with our son. And I really feel that it not only allowed him to identify to her, but also gave him some perspective on the role that she played early on in his life in a way that I'm not sure we'd be able to without those kinds of pictures. Also throughout our house, we intermingle pictures of our own extended family and that of his birth family, and there's really no rhyme or reason to it, or order, so that he sees everyone, all of these people, as part of his overall big family and he really is able to process that everyone has taken part in his life at some point.

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Charley Kamen

Adoptive Dad

Charley Kamen is happily married to the love of his life, and is the proud father of an adopted son named Ben. A licensed attorney and businessman, he has also become an accomplished (albeit amateur) conductor of Thomas the Train.

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