Each birth, foster or adoptive family has challenging items in their child’s history. Use this resource to make a thoughtful plan for impactful conversations.
We are pleased to announce the signing of a MN host/lead county contract, which enables us to complete life history work directly with youth throughout Minnesota.
Minnesota requires this comprehensive document for children and youth in out of home care. Learn more, see an example, view relevant statues and laws.
Listen in as we dream of a world in which everyone has the same person-centered access to their own personal history, stories, and medical information.
Having access to your personal information is a basic human right, however, foster care records are not forever. See the laws that govern retention and destruction.
When information is missing or is just not enough, check out these free DNA tests for adoptees, foster youth search services and DNA based search organizations.
Best practice, research, and good social work come together in this interactive and data-driven Lifebook training for permanency and child protection staff.
Experience this interactive, transformational, hands-on Lifebook workshop for foster and adoptive parents to help children understand their history and stories.
The best options for first parents to share their story with the child, by writing a letter, completing a Medical History, guided journal, video or memory book.
Rule 4 status has been granted to Power of Story! We complete lifebooks, social medical histories and workshops in tandem with local agencies and organizations.