'I Am Glad That You Dared Greatly'
In 1979, Bonnie Hacker became one of the first single parents to adopt a child in the state of North Carolina. Seven-year-old Erin moved in with Bonnie, first in a foster-care arrangement. The adoption process began shortly thereafter:
Bonnie Hacker and Erin Nivens recorded their story in Durham North Carolina when StoryCorps came to town. They talked inside StoryCorps' mobile recording booth, which was parked on the American Tobacco campus.