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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.

Helen Dashney and Mario McLean

Helen Dashney: 2020-06-24 19:39:24 Helen Dashney (70) and Mario McLean (26) discuss the relationship between them that started as Professor/Student at Michigan State University, but became a lifelong friendship that is now 9 years in the making. They talk about...

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Martín Chávez and Emma [no name gven]

One Small Step conversation partners Martín Chávez (27) and Emma [no name given] (27) talk about the important roles teachers and mentors have played in their lives, and the ways they have engaged with their local communities in their current...

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...

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Theresa Taken and Emily Taken-Vertz

Theresa Taken (72) talks with her daughter Emily Taken-Vertz (28) about growing up in rural Iowa, being adventurous, going to college, traveling the world, and becoming a lawyer after being a social worker in the South Bronx.

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Suzon Lucore and Geoffrey McCain

Geoffrey McCain (52) interviews his friend Suzon Lucore (50) about her adoption, her family growing up, her son and husband, her interests and paintings as well as stories about neighbors and friends.

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Erin Martin and Keith Martin

Erin Martin (34) talks to her husband Keith Martin (36) about her experience adopting their two daughters, Annika and Eliana. She explains going to Kazakhstan to meet Annika through a blind adoption as compared to the process of adopting Eliana...

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Kathy Dellinger and Erin DeVera

Kathy Dellinger (57) talks to her daughter, Erin DeVera (37), about the hardships in her life, being a mother, and her outlook on life.

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Larry Smith and Darwensi Clark

Friends and comrades in the freedom fighting for black lives Larry Malcolm Smith Jr. AKA "IamQueens" (22) and Darwensi Clark (42), talk about Larry's time in the foster care system. Larry shares memories from his time in the system and...

Lessons Learned

We talked about how he grew up and how he learned lessons. Also how he became a man!

Do you love what you do for a living?

This is an interview between my mother and I about her job satisfaction and journey to her current career.

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

“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...

“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,...

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Stacia Parker and Jade Rone

Jade L. Rone (21) talks with her mother, Stacia Parker (52) about coming into her home as a foster child, her circumstances at the time, and what she has learned since forming a relationship with Stacia.

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Bruce Waight and Vanessa Morrison

Bruce Waight (40), talks with his life and business partner, Vanessa Morrison (30), about the mobile barbershop they started together, En Root. Bruce and Vanessa talk about what it means to be Black entrepreneurs, to help their community, and what...

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.

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...

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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...

Zynea’s perspective of being adopted and being part of the system
November 12, 2020 App Interview

Zynae shares her story of being part of the system for 10 years and finally being adopted.