Freelance photographer Erica Daniels’ father was incarcerated when she was a young girl. Years later, she found herself snapping photos of kids with a similar story and reflecting on her past. “I love seeing kids have fun. They're just free here.”
Seventy percent of prisoners’ children have caregivers who are over the age of 50. Many of these caregivers are grandparents. This Grandparents Day, we want to honor those family members who care for youth while their moms and dads are away.
Annie Goebel and her daughter know from experience what it’s like to be separated from your loved ones because of incarceration. At a recent Hope Event in South Dakota, the mother and daughter teamed up to share their testimony of the God’s restoration in their lives.
When her grown daughter went to prison, Karen accepted the dual role of Mom and Grandma to take care of two little ones. It was the most difficult thing she’s ever done—and she would do it all over again if she had to. But what did it take to survive the challenges?
From an abusive childhood to a life in and out of prison. Serena Steenholdt felt like her life was spiraling out of control until she found God and reconnected with her children... “God is so much bigger than I ever thought.”