Author & Child Advocate
The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Regina Louise was most recently awarded the United States Department of Human Services Individual Achievement Award for reducing the number of minority children in foster care through adoption, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors honored her in for her service in helping Los Angeles County foster youth. Read More >
I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story Trailer
Oprah Audition: The Regina Louise Hour
Good Morning America: On Foster Care and Adoption
Make A Pledge
Despite having found love, attachment and a commitment to have a forever family, Regina Louise’s plea to belong to the one woman who wanted her was denied by a court of law. During her presentation: Regina will discuss her humble beginnings, her exit from foster care without permanency; and touch upon the trials and tribulations that shaped her — ultimately — for the better.
"Everything went well and it was very well received by those in attendance. Please thank her for the time she spent signing books, taking pictures and just making herself available after the presentation to just talk with the teachers. She was the best speaker ever and encouraged us to make all students feel like they’re somebody. She also encouraged communication with students, which leads to effective teaching through building relationships. Everything was awesome!"
"I cannot believe that we were privileged to hear from Regina Louise! We have been doing this Symposium for 10 years now and we have never had such incredibly positive evaluations. She touched every heart in that 300 person room as well as waiters, hotel staff and anyone else wandering the halls. Her evaluations were amazing and brought out goodness in the work we do. I also appreciate her taking the time to talk to every person who wanted their book signed. By the way, we sold out of her book almost immediately. Her story is so compelling and genuine that you could have heard a pin drop. She related those horrendous experiences to hope and joy and we have never had the response in a group like that before. Keep in mind that we have had several very well- known clinicians and people in the past, but they have never invoked such an emotional sense of happiness (our goal). Regina herself has such excellent presentation skills and an innate ability to read an audience. In part, I’m sure as she learned how to play the system while it broke her own child’s heart. Thank you for the opportunity to have her join us. In some way, she was meant to be there that day and share her story, her resilience and her personal joy at recovering from such a dark history."
"It is hard to imagine how one person can hold a room of 1,000 people in a quiet, unmoving trance. But that was exactly what Regina did for close to 40 minutes. With such openness and honesty Regina retold the story of her life, a life that is not too dissimilar to the life that many of our children have experienced. Regina brought to life the suffering that too many children have and continue to experience in communities throughout our country. Regina’s courage and resiliency amazed and inspired everyone in the room and was a call to action to address child abuse and neglect in our world. Regina left an indelible mark on everyone that was in the room and on our agency!"
"We are still floating after the Luncheon! We have received universally positive feedback from the event – most pointing out how amazing they thought you were. I really can’t thank you enough for giving so much of yourself to us and to our event. I’ll be eternally grateful."
"I cannot believe that we were privileged to hear from Regina Louise! We have been doing this Symposium for 10 years now and we have never had such incredibly positive evaluations. Her story is so compelling and genuine that you could have heard a pin drop. She touched every heart in that 300 person room as well as waiters, hotel staff and anyone else wandering the halls. Her evaluations were amazing and brought out goodness in the work we do. I also appreciate her taking the time to talk to every person who wanted their book signed. By the way, we sold out of her book almost immediately."
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