Family history presents many challenges for children who grew up in out-of-home care and their relatives but it is a crucial step towards justice and recognition. In this webinar, care leaver advocate Dr Frank Golding of Federation University will be in conversation with Dr Cate O'Neill, the national editor of the Find & Connect web resource at the University of Melbourne. Frank and Cate will discuss their research into the multi-generational experiences of childhoods that have been disordered by state intervention and explain why care leavers are so keen to understand their family history. Their work shows that direct testimony from care leavers presents many challenges to the received accounts of the beneficial nature of historical out-of-home care and welfare. Multi-layered approaches to family history are a pathway to forming counter-narratives about children in welfare, as well as those afflicted by poverty and warfare.