From Foster Child to Parent: The Childhood of Mandy Lehman.

Mandy Lehman, a mother with mitochondrial disease, describes her childhood and what it was like growing up with an abusive family and the foster care system.

Shelly Glandon, Anya Glandon, and Rowan Hutchinson talk about family and life in Oksaloosa, Iowa

In this interview, done Saturday, November 24th in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Rowan Hutchinson (16) speaks with Michelle “Shelly” Glandon (47) and Anya Glandon (17), her girlfriend and girlfriend’s foster/soon to be adoptive mother (featuring Ayla Glandon, age 5). Shelly discusses how...

“Inside the mind of Barbara Witham”

This interview is based on the future and past of my grandma Barb. I ended up learning a lot of new things today when I asked some questions that were rather personal. I found out that my great grandma raised...

Mary Fox and Bonnie Ross

Mary Fox (64) speaks with her mom, Bonnie Joyce Ross (91) about her memories of growing up in Portland during WWII, her experiences in foster care and raising a family of her own.

Living in a foster home

In this interview I asked my sister what is was like living in her foster homes.

National Adoption Awareness Month

This interview expresses the importance of adoption and the rewarding experience as it relays to Adoption Awareness for November.

Ernestine begins over again

Ernestine shares her story about living on a farm with ostriches and foster kids and dreaming of a new and different life...

My Lita Interview

I’m on the far left, my mom on second far left, my grandma (lita) right in the center and my nana on the right.

Sally Kelley Stansberry, Geoffrey Birnbaum, and Erin Williams

Erin Williams (52) interviews her colleagues Sally Kelley Stansberry (73) and Geoffrey Birnbaum (74) about their experiences, legacy, and contributions to Youth Homes.

A father figure I never had until foster care

I have lived in this foster home since I was 12 years old now I am almost 18 and about to graduate and go off too college, I refer to this family as my mom and dad because of a...

The story of Debbie Bachman

The story of my grandma growing up in foster care

My Granny

My granny, Bonny Saulnier, has had a rough start that has turned into an amazing life full of love and adventure which she shares with me today.

Darlena Moore and Samuel Moore

Spouses Darlena Moore (60) and Samuel Moore (62) share a conversation about how they first met, Darlena’s time in foster care, and their family.

Johanne Meets Rudolph: A Love Story

This interview tells the love story of Johanna Lankheet and Rudolph Ruttendjie. Grandma born in the Netherlands and Grandpa in Indonesia, they meet as teenagers and their love spans continents and decades. Johanna follows Rudy to America continue their journey...

Patrick Nickell & Scott Acord

Patrick opens up about being the child of parents suffering from addiction and alcoholism, and being raised in the foster care system from the age of 2. In the approximate 14 years he was in the foster care system, Patrick...

Richard Broughton, Mary Broughton, and Brandon Broughton

Brandon Broughton (25) interviews his grandparents Richard Broughton (69) and Mary Broughton (68) about their early relationship and marriage, their work with children at The Missouri Department of Youth Services, and all the fun they've had together in between.