My Awesome Life -- The LSSI Lifebook

"My Awesome Life" is Lutheran Social Services of Illinois' (LSSI) brand-new Lifebook. A Lifebook is like a scrapbook in that it celebrates the child's life through photos, drawings and memories, but different from a scrapbook in that it includes journal pages that explore the child's thoughts and feelings.

The LSSI Lifebook

  • "My Awesome Life" is available for purchase to use with any child. Lifebooks celebrate children's strengths and plans for the future, while also helping children make sense of loss, trauma or change. Lifebooks are of particular benefit for children in foster care and those who have been adopted. (See sample pages below.)
  • Every package includes over 50 unique pages in heavy stock (with additional sections available based on each child's needs) and an instruction booklet, all packaged and ready to insert into your own 3-ring binder.

To learn more, click on each page

Every book includes pages that celebrate the child's unique strengths and talents, as well as goals and dreams of the future.

Every book includes pages that honor the child's family.

For children in foster care, pages allow exploration of their foster care journey.

Children returning home from foster care have pages to reflect on and plan for this change.

Adopted children have pages to celebrate their adoption story and explore what it's like to have birth and adoptive families.