Regina Louise

Regina Louise is the author of Somebody’s Someone, a memoir about her teen years and Jeanne’s attempt to adopt her. She was most recently awarded the Marcia McQwern Award for literary nonfiction. She was a 2013/14 CARL Residency Fellow at Culver Center for the Arts and received the National Adoption Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Human Services for using her story and voice to reduce the number of minority children in foster care, through adoption.

Stories By Regina Louise

I Was Adopted—When I Was 41

At thirteen, a neglectful foster system tore me from the only woman I ever wanted to call “Mom.” Decades later I tracked her down and finally got my happy ending.