Archives: Listen@RVANews

LISTEN: Xavier on waiting, family, and being real

Closing out National Foster Care month is Xavier, a 15-year-old who has seen a lot and has some advice for the rest of us.    

LISTEN: Samantha looks towards her future

We talk to a 16-year-old who is about to leave years of foster care to be adopted. She looks back, looks ahead, and drops knowledge on the rest of us.

LISTEN: Why fostering and adopting could be right for you

The President of Children’s Home Society of Virginia and an adoptive parent herself, Nadine Marsh-Carter schools us on just what their organization does and how you can impact human beings.

That whole “coparenting” thing

Hayley DeRoche pulls in her husband, Patrick, for a frank discussion on what it’s like to try and mold a human being…with the input of another person.

LISTEN: Our House with Amy Fields

Fostering a child with special needs isn’t easy, but it is amazing.

LISTEN: 20 minutes with Susan Meyers

The last in our series of conversations with the YWCA’s Outstanding Women Award honorees, Susan Meyers closes us out with why we’re not volunteering…and why we should be.

LISTEN: 15 minutes with Hope Armstrong Erb

Music is what drives this YWCA Outstanding Woman, and it’s also how she helps others find their own drive.

LISTEN: 21 Minutes with Carol Ann Olson

A YWCA Outstanding Woman, a radio host, an advocate against domestic and sexual violence, and a dang good conversationalist.

LISTEN: 17 minutes with Lakshmi Challa

An immigration lawyer for more than 20 years, Lakshmi Challa has become one of the areas top names for an area of law that is really involved in helping people change their lives.

LISTEN: 12 minutes with Nancy Davies

The now-retired founder of the Orchard House School founder reflects and educates—at the same time!