It's Never Too Late for a Family
Deciding not to have kids
Susan Grundberg is the Executive Director/ CEO of You Gotta Believe! She met her son, Sharif, when he was 18 years old.
Growing up with Grandma on Chicago's South Side
It used to be that children were the natural "next step" for committed couples.
There's more than one right way to be a family with Mia Birdsong
When Cameron's grandmother adopted Cameron's mother from across the country, she probably didn't anticipate that years later she'd be raising her own grandchildren.
Becoming a Lindstrom, Part II
Mia Birdsong is Co-Director at Family Story, an organization that believes that in order to pave the way for effective policy and practice change, we must first change the way we think and talk about what makes a good family.
Becoming a Lindstrom, Part I
John came to live with the Lindstroms, the family of his CASA Jill, when he was five years old. It wasn't easy.
Jill thought becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate would be straightforward- she'd take a foster kid to some playdates, help them visit their siblings, make sure they had a little consistency in a chaotic and scary time. Simple. But that's not what happened.