My life and me

Written by Jean Camis
Price: £15.50
(VAT @ 20%)
Publisher: BAAF
Publication date: 2001
ISBN: 978 1 903699 00 3
My life and me front cover
About the book

For children separated from their birth families, life story work is one way of filling in the gaps about their lives and gives children a structured and understandable way of talking about themselves. My Life and Me provides a much-needed template to help children separated from their family of origin develop and record an accurate knowledge of their past and their family. Once completed, the book will provide them with a permanent record which they, and with their permission, the adults caring for them, can refer to at any time and which the child can carry with them through life.

This durable and comprehensive workbook can be used flexibly by any child, including children with special needs and children adopted from abroad. Colour-coded sections include space for drawings, photographs, documents and a record of feelings and thoughts at various stages in the child’s life. My Life and Me starts with ‘A Photograph of Me’. It is then divided into sections including:

  • Things I know about myself
  • My health
  • My birth family
  • Contact with my birth parents
  • Special memories
  • My schools
  • My disability
  • The country where I was born

Separate practice guidelines will help social workers, foster carers, adoptive parents and others undertaking direct work with children to understand the background and significance of completing the various sections of the book.


Children's books

Additional info

168 pages
Full colour Illustrated
122 pages + 12 page guidelines A4 wiro-bound


From Amazon users

5 out of 5 stars – Jan 2013
This book guides you and your foster/adoptive child on the right lines to a fulfilling journey of the child’s life. I recommend it.

4 out of 5 stars – Jan 2013
Good for foster children and needs choosing carefully, very child friendly and has lots of areas I had not considered before.