Good Morning America Honors Local Mother Lesley Hemphill

Hemphill adopted a teenager from Tulsa Boys Home three years ago and has inspired others in her community to do the same.



When a Good Morning America representative called me a few weeks ago to ask if I had any ideas for deserving moms to surprise on GMA's annual Mother's Day segment, I had several ideas. Every month, TulsaKids supports and honors parents in the community, but a few moms stood out to me. I sent the producer a few ideas, and they chose one of our local moms! 

Here is the article from TulsaKids: www.tulsakids.com/November-2016/A-Teenage-Adoption/

Congratulations to Lesley. She truly is deserving of this honor. Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms out there! We honor all you do every day! 

Watch the Good Morning America Segment here: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/family/story/young-single-mom-adopted-troubled-teen-boy-inspired-55078574

 

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Betty Casey has been editor of TulsaKids for over 20 years – her youngest child was 3-years-old when she started working for the magazine. She and her husband Wes have three young adult children. Betty’s blog ranges from writing about current issues or information of interest to local parents, reflecting on her life without kids at home, and posting a few recipes now and then. (Cooking and running are two or her favorite past-times.) Betty is the author/illustrator of three children’s books, "May Finds Her Way," "That is a Hat" and "The Prince of the Prairie" (The RoadRunner Press). She was named Blogger of the Year in 2014 by The Great Plains Journalism Awards, was a finalist in 2015 and won again in 2016. Most recently, she was named the 2017 News Blogger of the Year. She has also won numerous writing awards from the Parenting Media Association.

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