Lifebook Testimonials

Lifebook Testimonials

  • "Caseworkers and foster parents should really try to do [a Lifebook] with kids that they have, because it can help and it can make a difference. It made a difference for me and it can make a difference for anybody."
  • -Clarissa Minge, age 16; featured in LSSI's Lifebook DVD
  • "No one has ever talked to me about my past before."
  • -8-year-old boy working on his Lifebook for the first time
  • "Mattie was overjoyed to have pictures of her family from her grandmother. In fact, included were the only pictures she has ever seen of her father. She hugged me, smiling, with tears in her eyes. She is so excited to work on her Lifebook."
  • -Report from therapist; family pictures were obtained by LSSI Lifebook specialist
  • "I am here to visit my children. Can I please have their Lifebooks?"
  • -Birth parent; worked with her children on their Lifebooks during weekly visits
  • "I don't know why I was moved from my last foster home. [They were] supposed to adopt me."
  • -9-year-old girl working on her Lifebook; a letter was obtained from her former foster parents who explained that the move was not her fault
  • "Mom, the things that I liked [about] living with you was when you played in the park, cooked me macaroni and cheese and helped me with my homework. The things I didn't like were when you smoked, drank and fought a lot."
  • -8-year-old boy shared his feelings with his mom through his Lifebook
  • "I think this program is awesome. It is definitely needed."
  • -LSSI foster parent
  • "Save the things that are important, anything about the child from the very beginning. That is what Lifebooks are all about…making sure that the child has no dark holes in his/her life."
  • -Nellie Goderis, foster/adoptive parent; featured in LSSI's Lifebook DVD
  • "It's not a book that you want to have. It's like a book that you have to have."
  • -Markea Burrell, foster/adoptive parent; featured in LSSI's Lifebook DVD
  • "I think all the agencies should have these. It means so much to the children."
  • -LSSI foster parent