I came across this site recently which does personalized books for children.
You can have a book printed with your child in it and your family names etc.
They are not too expensive and are great for any fans of Peppa Pig.
Are great for getting your child interested in reading as "they" are the stars!
Also make a nice keepsake and can help with bonding and making your new child feel part of your family.
Could also be a nice parting gift from a FC if there is time to get it sorted before LO moves and FC knows the names and details to put in it. Would really help with the transitioning of a child old enough to understand the permamancy of a move to a forever family.
I had one made years ago for EDD one Christmas with another company, (can't remember the name) and she absolutely loved it.
She could not believe that she was in a book, her name etc and that Father Christmas (in the book) also knew her sisters name, and our cats name and where she lived and her best friends name. It was really magical.
She still has the book on her bookcase and won't allow it to be given away.
That's why I think it might be a good idea for adopters to do/make for when their LO comes home.
Will help LO to feel part of their new family and it's a lovely keepsake, not to mention getting them interested in reading.
Found another site which might be useful particularily for making books for young babies/toddlers even prior to them coming home, as you can put in photo's of their new family members, grandparents, cousins, pets etc, explaining who is who, so your new child gets familiar with their faces etc.
That looks quite good for autistic children too - that 'things that parker loves' (and possible companion books 'things that pareker needs' and 'things that Parker doesn't like' - would be great for them to carry with them for their carers to look at. I'll post the link on the Autism board as well if that's ok.
Mom to BD (far older than I'm going to admit to - living nearby) and AS, Stig (15 - creating chaos at home). Supported by best friend (aka wonderwoman).
I bought a book for my niece years ago for her first birthday which had her name, friend's names and also her picture in it. It was from www.itsyoustory.co.uk not sure if this would work for an adopted child, depends on the book I guess.
Mum to SD Lollipop (23), AS Babybug (5) came home in April 2015 and AD Little Ladybug (1) came home July 2019. 4 cats!