Author and memoirist, Nefertiti Austin writes about the erasure of diverse voices in motherhood in the critically acclaimed Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting in America. Her work around this topic has appeared in the "New York Times", "Washington Post", “Huffington Post”, "MUTHA", “Gen Medium”, and many other publications. She was the subject of an article on race and adoption in “The Atlantic” and appeared on numerous shows/podcasts and radio programs, including "The Today Show", "1A with Joshua Johnson", and NPR. Nefertiti is the proud adoptive mother of two children and lives in Los Angeles, Ca.
Jonathan and Sarah McGuire know just how valuable finding hope and resiliency on this sometimes difficult parenting journey can be. They know this, because this is what helped transform their entire journey with their children. Today, they've dedicated their entire life to supporting, enriching, encouraging, and providing quality education to special needs parents.
Author and adoption advocate, Karen Springs, has been on a journey to share the beautiful and hard truth about adoption worldwide. In fact, she spent months traveling the country and interviewing adoptive families on what they've learned, how they've grown, and what they want the world to know about adoption.
Gaelin Elmore found himself in 25 different foster homes, over 13 years as a youngster. Fortunately for him, a kind and caring football coach brought him into his home while he finished high school. Through that turn of events, he received the resources he needed to thrive as he transitioned into adulthood. But so many children do not have the same fortune as Gaelin did. Now, in his adult life, he's on a mission to speak truth into the foster care system, and enact change that will ultimately transform the lives of thousands of vulnerable foster youth.