When she was a teenager in Philadelphia, Jade Rone's longtime foster mother died. In 2015, she was left, once again, searching for a new family.
A few months later, she was placed in Stacia Parker's home.
Rone and Parker sat down for a StoryCorps conversation in 2019 to remember those early days.
Rone, now 23, said that prior to being taken into Parker's care, she felt like she was on her own.
"Nobody asked me how I was feeling. I just felt like I didn't matter. So, when I was doing bad in school, I kept it to myself," Rone said.