Children in foster care may have lived in several homes. Without a written record, it’s easy to forget what occurred during previous placements.
Frequently, children blame themselves for separation from their birth families. Lifebooks help children understand that they are not the reason for being in foster care.
Lifebooks give children a picture of where they have been and where they are now.
Overcoming the past helps children focus on achieving dreams and life goals.
Adoptive parent Rebecca describes the shift in Lexi’s attitude after Lifebook work. Lexi used to say that nobody wanted her. Lifebook work exposed Lexi to letters from previous foster families. These letters demonstrated that people had loved and cared for her for all her life.
Clarissa shares how Lifebook work led to her reunion with her brother. She had been separated from her brother for 5 years.