Danno Mannino

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Years in care: 6 Danno Mannino is a 23-yr-old white, low-income, genderfluid, bisexual, and polyamorous-identified social justice advocate with a mental illness. Danno uses the gender-neutral pronouns they/them/theirs. They reside in Southern Oregon, where as a child they experienced foster care, temporary legal guardianship, and two unsuccessful attempts at reunification... Read more

Nichole Kahn

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Nichole entered the foster care system at the age of 17 shortly after her biological parents separated. Her younger biological sister stayed with her mother, and her biological brother stayed with her father. Nichole was lucky to be placed with very loving and supportive foster parents. She still has a... Read more

Lydia M. Sterba

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Lydia Entered the state’s care at the age of 4 alongside her siblings. After many foster homes, two failed kinship care placements and an upwards of eight elementary schools she was separated from her siblings. Shortly after being placed in her mother's care at the age of nine, her mother... Read more