Lessons Learned

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

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.

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...

“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...

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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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...

“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,...

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

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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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...

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.

Brenda and Juanita

Interviewing my best friend about her childhood in the foster care system.

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Linda Garcia and Irene Montoya

Sisters Linda Garcia (74) and Irene Montoya (66) remember their childhood in the foster care system while their mother was sick, memories they share from growing up together and apart, and what they feel they have learned from those experiences.

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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...

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.

Zach DeLoach

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

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...

National Adoption Awareness Month

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

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...