Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is an American comedian and actress who also experienced foster care. She currently stars in the comedy "The Carmichael Show" and starred in the movie "Girls Trip". At age 9, Tiffany Haddish acted as a mother to her younger siblings after her own mother was badly hurt in a car accident. She fed them and dressed them all...

Family relationships

Lacey Baker: Boundary-Breaking, Skater Bad Ass, and a Former Foster Kid

Lacey Baker started skateboarding a few months after she started walking. She was two, briefly living in foster care in Southern California, and couldn't stop staring at the half-pipe set up in the backyard. "I was obsessed with watching my foster brothers skate," she says. "They asked me what I wanted for Easter and immediately my answer was skateboard." From...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth

Robert W. Taylor

Robert W. Taylor was born in Dallas, Texas and placed in an orphanage. During his first 28 days of life he was moved to San Antonio. At this point, he was adopted by a Methodist minister and his wife, who could not have children of their own. During the first few years of his life he lived in small Texas...


Lorenzo Mauldin

Lorenzo Malik Mauldin IV (born October 1, 1992) is an American football outside linebacker for the Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jets in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

" This is what I've been through, Coach. This is what I'm dealing with." -Lorenzo opening...


Tori Bowie

​Frentorish "Tori" Bowie (born August 27, 1990) is an American track and field athlete, who primarily competes in the long jump, the 100 m and the 200 m. She has a personal record of 6.95 m (22 ft 9 1⁄ 2 in) for the long jump, set in 2014. She won the bronze medal at the 2015 IAAF Championship in...


Carlin Isles

Carlin Isles (born November 21, 1989) is an American rugby union and rugby sevens player. Isles plays for the United States national rugby sevens team . Isles had been predicted as the fastest rugby player in the world. Childhood Isles and his twin sister, Tambra, grew up Massillion, Ohio in foster homes, rarely seeing their mother. Often hungry, he ate...