|Born||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Known for||Children's rights|
Regina Louise (born May 2, 1963) is an American author, child advocate, and motivational speaker, who is best known for successfully navigating through more than thirty foster home placements as a ward of the California Juvenile Court system. Louise is the second child of the late singer/songwriter Tom Brock. Brock abandoned his daughter into the foster care system during the late-1970s to pursue musical interests which included writing and arranging hit songs for Barry White, Love Unlimited and Gloria Scott.
Regina Louise was born in Austin, Texas on May 2. She attended Molly Dawson elementary school and left at the age of eleven. Due to her father's estrangement, Regina turned herself in to the Richmond Police Department and was taken into custody on May 1, 1975, the day before her thirteenth birthday. She is well known for her work as a foster care abolitionist.
She lived in over 30 foster homes, group homes and psychiatric facilities before age 18. After missing many years of formal education and being labeled "below-average or marginal at best", she is a now speaker on children's issues, a National Child Permanency Advocate and a spokesperson for Foster Care Awareness Month. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she hopes to finish a college degree she started more than thirty years ago.
Author of the memoir Somebody's Someone, she has appeared on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and the CBS Early Show. Regina and her story have also been covered in various newspapers and magazines. Her second memoir Someone Has Led This Child to Believe: A Case History of Love, is scheduled for release July 2018.
According to Regina, she devotes her life to activism in the best interest of the voiceless and the marginalized. Using her story as medicine she raises awareness and funds for those interested in systems-wide change regarding the plight of foster children. For a decade and a half, Regina Louise has delivered her message of hope, optimism and inspiration to well over four million people. Her goal is to speak to every state in the nation on the significance of all children finding life-time connections.
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- "An orphan no more -- foster kid finds mom" San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, 25 April 2004. Retrieved 05 January 2012.
- "30 years later, adoption dream granted"Chicago Tribune,Los Angeles, 03 January 2006. Retrieved 05 January 2012
- "Fostering Foster Care" Diablo Magazine, May 2006. Retrieved 05 January 2012.
- "Regina Louise" Retrieved 05 January 2012.