National Adoption Awareness Month

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

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...

Foster Care: Now vs Then

Foster care system and how it was in the past vs now. Change in children as well as the state.

My Great Grandmother’s Early Life

My great grandmother who we all call Granny, tells me a brief summary about her childhood and her easy life. Along the way she married and had kids, who had kids, who had me. She is my mothers grandmother and...

Cami (Jenni Alpert) and Don, a biological duo experiencing the exhibit today ….

Sharing our experience on our family fun field trip to Annenberg Photography Musem today with some backstory of our biological reunion after having been separated for over 30 years.

Sarah Vliet’s favorite place.

Sarah vliet’s favorite place is her old house, She had to move when her father passed away on 10-25-2017. She felt very upset about her fathers passing. Her favorite memory was of her and her dad watching movies in their...

Barbara Fiebig Bennett Interview

Barbara talks about her experience working in hospitals where gender confirmation surgery was conducted, developing community, and advice for young queer people

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.

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Selwyn Bernandez and Liandra Tonge

Selwyn Bernandez (24) talks with his mentor, Liandra Tonge (27) about his experiences in, and transitioning out of foster care. Selwyn remembers those who have been helpful to him in his journey, including Liandra. They also reflect together on their...

“I probably did more in one life than many people do in ten or twenty.”
January 23, 2017 App Interview

In 1974, Sue Dondiego, along with her husband Bernie and their friend Hattie Talley founded the New Jersey Foster Parent Association, now known as foster care nonprofit Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS). Sue and her biological daughter, Mary Grace,...

Zach DeLoach

Dave asks Zach a series of questions for a class. Zach gets very personal at the end.

“I don’t let my past define me, and I really love that you have stuck with me through all of these years.”

Our interview is about Gabby, a former foster child and her adoptive mother Karla. In the interview, the two of them talk about the beginning of their life together which includes heartfelt sentiments, life-changing moments, and memories of a unique...