Homestudy Autobiographical Statement

The autobiographical statement can be intimidating to tackle, but it is essentially the story of your life.

Most agencies have a set of guidelines that detail the kind of information they require to assist you in writing the autobiography, while others have the worker directly assist you.

Here's a sample of what information is usually included in the autobiographical statement:

Childhood Experiences

You may be asked to describe who raised you and their style of child rearing, how many brothers and sisters you have and where you are in the birth order.
Were you close to your parents and siblings when you were a child, are you close now, how much contact do you have with them?

Education and Achievement

What are some successes or failures that you have had?
What educational level have you reached?
Do you plan to further your education?
Are you happy with your educational attainment?
What do you think about education for a child?
What is your employment status? Your employment history? Do you have plans to change employment? Do you like your current job?

Your Marriage (if you are married)

How did you meet your spouse?
How long did you date before you married?
How long have you been married?
What attracted you to each other?
What are your spouse's strengths and weaknesses?
What issues do you agree and disagree on in your marriage?
How do you and your spouse make decisions? Solve problems? Settle arguments? Communicate? Express feelings and show affection?

If you were married before, there will be questions about that marriage too.

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