I only have a minute, but I have to say WOW. The lifebooks are an absolutely resounding success. My kids just can't get enough of them, they've been poring over them and exclaiming, and questioning, and pointing, and sighing with pleasure, for over an hour. If you've adopted an older child, I so highly recommend taking the time to do a lifebook. Even if you, like me, hate the very thought of a glue stick.
Really. Do it.