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Jaide's Story "She Burned With Passion"

Jaide's Story "She Burned With Passion"

So when mom became a single parent, and was just trying to provide a better life for her kids, she dove into her work, picking up shifts whenever possible to support us. My mother kind of missed the point, in a sense.  I love her more than she'll ever know, more than I've even tried to express to her…but in her efforts to give her kiddos the best, she forgot to be there for them.  I struggled for so long with feelings of abandonment and rejection.

Read Jaide's story HERE.

Katlyn's Story "If You Know the Whole Story"

Katlyn's Story "If You Know the Whole Story"

It all started out when my birth mom lived in a trailer park in Illinois. My two older sisters were living with her, and people kept lying and told Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS), that mom was putting cigarettes out on my sister Brittany's body, which was all a lie because she never smoked cigarettes. After that incident happened, they took my sister Rosemary away.  My mother did everything they asked her to do to get them back, but they just thought she wasn’t responsible enough.

Read Katlyn's story of being adopted HERE.

Megan's Story "Riding on the Waves"

Megan's Story "Riding on the Waves"

I started the frantic calls to my parent's home. I started to get lost in my head of what could be going on. Finally I got an answer and it's my mom who lived in Stockton. She doesn't sound like my mom and she's repeating over and over, "please don't take him, please don't take him." I fell to the floor sobbing,

Read "Riding on the Waves" HERE.

Kaylee's Story "Laying a Good Path"

Kaylee's Story "Laying a Good Path"

"I will never forget that date, October 11, 2006, when I was only 8-years-old. She (my mother) literally left me on her birthday...I haven't seen her since."


Read Kaylee's full story HERE.
 

Chandler's Story "Optimism"

Chandler's Story "Optimism"

“I’ve never met my dad. At least, not that I can remember.”

Read Chandler's complete story on living without a father HERE.

Chloe's Story "Doors"

Chloe's Story "Doors"

"I remember the smiling faces of families beaming down at us. None of those many families, however, were mine."

Read Chloe's full story HERE.

SAYLOR'S STORY "HAUNTING"

SAYLOR'S STORY "HAUNTING"

Being 8 years old and having my dad stolen away from me overnight in a tragic accident onset a lifetime of anxiety and depression.

READ MORE OF SAYLOR'S STORY HERE.

JOEL'S STORY "MIRACLE EXISTENCE"

JOEL'S STORY "MIRACLE EXISTENCE"

"I then got put into foster care and was placed with a lady named Sunshine who took me. Since I didn’t have parents, I didn’t have a name. So they called me Steven for a long time.”

READ MORE OF JOEL'S STORY OF GOING FROM "PARENTLESS" TO "PARENTED" HERE.

  "Writing my parents eulogies at age 25 was something I couldn't ever have imagined...It's so interesting to me that the feeling of being alone and orphaned is most days what I feel, but It has given me a new perspective."    Read Heather's story on becoming parentless in the span of only four months   HERE.

"Writing my parents eulogies at age 25 was something I couldn't ever have imagined...It's so interesting to me that the feeling of being alone and orphaned is most days what I feel, but It has given me a new perspective."

Read Heather's story on becoming parentless in the span of only four months HERE.

HOLLY'S STORY "RADIANT"

HOLLY'S STORY "RADIANT"

“But whoever my mother was, I thank God that I had the first five years of my life with her."

READ MORE ABOUT HOLLY'S LIFE WITHOUT HER MOTHER HERE.

 

SHANNON'S STORY "FORGIVE"

SHANNON'S STORY "FORGIVE"

"For many reasons that don't seem as important now, I had not seen my mom for over 15 years."

READ MORE ABOUT SHANNON'S STORY HERE.