And the WINNER is….Chris Mathison! Congrats and please use the Contact tab to email me so that I can connect you with Kristen to get you started.
Mama, why do I look different than you? When that question finally rolls off of your child’s tongue, a lifebook will help you to tell the story in a way that will show your child how your life together came to be. The lifebook is the story of your child’s life from birth – and is a beautiful keepsake and such a great resource for handling important conversations about adoption and birth parents.
My Story Lifebooks is a lifebook creation service started by an adoptive mom to a daughter from China. Kristen created a lifebook for her daughter using Shutterfly and was very happy with the results. Soon she found herself helping other parents with lifebooks for their children, and that’s how My Story Lifebooks began.
The template option is economical and so easy. A Shutterfly Lifebook Photobook template is emailed to you, and you save it to your own Shutterfly account. It is a photo book that is already set up as a lifebook – you just fill in your child’s information, add photos, save your photo book and order it on your own through Shutterfly.You can change the color schemes, layouts, and backgrounds to really personalize it for your child. With the template guiding you, it makes it so easy to get complete. The best news is the template option also includes technical support from Kristen, if needed. Her goal is to help you complete your chid’s lifebook as quickly as possible so that you can start sharing it with them. You can check out more details at the My Story Lifebooks website:
Are you adoptive parent? Have you been meaning to create a lifebook for your child? If so, this giveaway is for you! Kristen has agreed to donate one lifebook template AND a $30 Shutterfly Gift Certificate so the winner can complete a lifebook!
To enter: Become a Facebook Fan of Kay Bratt (click here) AND Become a Facebook Fan of My Story Lifebooks (click here)
Once you are a fan of both pages, come back to this post and comment, “I’m a Fan” and your name will be added to the drawing to be held on Friday, February 19.
And if you don’t win, please consider creating your child’s lifebook through My Story Lifebooks and supporting another IA family!
[Additional note from Kristen to you: I’d like to let people know that if they have an adopted child – from the US or any other country – go ahead & enter the giveaway. I will work with you to customize the template for your child, and add all the details specific to that country/adoption. You might just have to help me a bit by providing information about the process – city traveled to, etc. But I would be happy to do it!]
*disclaimer* Kay Bratt has not been paid by either Shutterfly or My Story Lifebooks, the GiveAway is done to assist members of the IA community.