StoryCorps Chicago: ‘What Made You Want To Adopt Me And My Brother?’

Helen and Lisa Beneker
Helen and Lisa Beneker. Courtesy of Lisa Beneker
Helen and Lisa Beneker
Helen and Lisa Beneker. Courtesy of Lisa Beneker

StoryCorps Chicago: ‘What Made You Want To Adopt Me And My Brother?’

Helen Beneker first met her adoptive mother six years ago. Helen, and her younger brother, lived in Colombia. Lisa Beneker and her husband lived in Wisconsin. Helen, 18, is a senior in high school. She sat down with her mom for a StoryCorps interview. Neither was afraid to ask or answer important questions.

Bill Healy produces StoryCorps Chicago for WBEZ and teaches journalism at Northwestern University. Follow him @chicagoan.