Site Overview

All published pages and posts from Power of Story. Use menu to learn more about Power of Story.

MN Fosters

This is a place for those who have spent time in foster care in Minnesota, and want to learn more about the time in care, and what information there is about them and their journey. If that is you, you are in the right place. Welcome. Below are some thing you might find helpful, but…

Other Ways To Give

Make EVERY Story Count | Gift A Personalized Lifebook | Cash app YOUR DONATION IS ALWAYS TAX DEDUCTIBLE, 501c3, MN Nonprofit, EIN 87-3175299 Snapshot of our finances. Send Us a Check POWER OF STORY, 110 E 31St Street #8377, MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota 55408 Life History Champion Create your OWN fundraising page for Power of Story, set…

Life History Consulting

Power of Story is dedicated to ensuring that every young person in out-of-home care has access to their life history information and a voice in telling their own story. We offer unique and taylor made ways for organizations and systems to listen to young people to bring about real change, including the integration of social-emotional learning…

Life History Consult

Power of Story engages young people, care-takers and professionals in the research and curation of life histories, including Social Medical Histories 

How Did We Do?

If you had a life history done about your life, helped answer questions for a young person, or participated in a training, click on the picture that best shows how you worked with us to share your thoughts. *General Feedback can be shared by contacting us. Thank you for making us better! You Got A…

Social Medical Histories

Power of Story engages young people, care-takers and professionals in the research and curation of life histories, including Social Medical Histories 


Power of Story engages young people, care-takers and professionals in the research and curation of life histories, including Lifebooks.

Our Doors are OPEN For Minnesota

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.

Host a Fundraising House Party

Through our house parties, we build community, share the impact of Power of Story and invite those in attendance to support our work financially.

Power of Story Press Kit

Current news and updates about a MN based nonprofit that completes lifebooks, social medical histories and workshops with local counties and organizations.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use the service and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Conversation Guide for Parents

A tool to help parents be a healing and confident voice in their child’s life, through an age appropriate, first of its kind, trauma informed, empowering guide.


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Sharable Quotes

Sharable quotes about the Power of Story for foster youth and adoptees. Check out our menu to learn more about us!


Information is just the beginning. Join the discussion. Workshops for Foster Youth and Adoptees, Adoptive and Foster Parents and Social Workers.


Parents and professionals have pieces of key information and stories, to share about the young person they know. Please take a minute to share what you know.

Share Your Wisdom

Surveys, whose answers have the power to change hearts, open minds and elevate the Power of Story. Please add your wisdom to the chorus.


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What does the Research Show?

We believe knowing your personal history and information is vital to healthy development for foster and adopted youth, but don’t just take our word on it.

Our Story

Meet the staff, volunteers and board members of Power of Story.

Our Model

We do social medical histories and lifebooks, because all people deserve access to their own life history, this is our groundbreaking and inclusive model.


We contract with counties and organizations to provide high-quality social medical histories, lifebooks and workshops that promote the power of history.

Life History Resources

Check out this guidance on lifestory work, for everyone involved in child welfare, through templates, lifebook tips, workshops, and book recommendations.

Power of Story

We provide high-quality lifebook and social medical histories for foster youth and adoptees, and host workshops championing the power of their stories.