Foster Youth’s Medical Information and Stories State By State

Each state varies in the documentation of foster youth’s medical info, social history, and life stories.

To work together, we must understand these differences, starting with the NAMES of the documents and if they are required or optional.


Minnesota (MN)

-Social Medical History – DHS 6754A (required for foster youth moving toward adoption)

-Lifebook (required for specific foster youth, who are moving towards adoption)

Ohio (OH)

-Lifebook (required for all foster youth after they have been in care 6 months)

-Child’s Health and Education History (all foster youth)

Child Study Inventory (CSI) (required for foster youth post TPR)

Michigan (MI)

Medical Passport (all kids in care)

-Unsure if there is a different document completed after the termination of parental rights, that documents birth parent history, placements, etc.

Kentucky (KY)

Medical Passport (all kids in care)

Initial Medical history with Family

-Unsure if there is a different document completed after the termination of parental rights, that documents birth parent history, placements, etc.

Indiana (IN)

Medical Passport (all kids in care), included medical care, inherited conditions, placements, educational history

-Unsure if there is a different document completed after the termination of parental rights or one that notes reasons for being in care.


Looking for info for the following states:

If your state is not represented above, please add the following in the comments:

  • In your state, what is the document that holds a foster youth’s social and medical history called?
  • And is it REQUIRED or suggested?

If your state IS represented, did I get it right?


Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania


Requriments Outside the United States

United Kingdom (UK)

-LifeStory book (required for all foster youth moving toward adoption)


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