Bryanna

Is 24 yrs old; African-American and Caucasian; 5’5”; brown hair; hazel eyes. She believed she has Native American ancestry – Kickapoo. Bryanna is Medi-Cal eligible; (gender currently unknown); no cigarettes, drugs or alcohol.

Elle

Is 28 yrs old; Caucasian; 5’5″; 125 lbs; brown hair; hazel eyes; no Native American ancestry; has a university degree; post-university employment discontinued due to grant de-funding; no alcohol, and no drugs during pregnancy; yes cigarettes (2 per day); interests include surfing/swimming.

Felicia

30 years old, recently arrived in U.S. from China with 6-mo-old son, Victor; plans to remain in U.S. and continue education; is married to and residing with Victor’s birth father, Kevin, who also immigrated to U.S. from China.

Amie

16 years old, a high school honors student (10th grade, this fall); baby’s gender currently unknown.

Cheryl

18 years old; 5’1,” 165 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes. C describes herself as “Asian-Korean and German/Irish/Italian.” No drugs, alcohol or cigarettes.

Sheila

28 yrs old; is a nursing student at Sac City College; and is a single parent with three children – 12, 7 & 4 years old.

Carla

Carla and her baby’s birth father Arthur are 19 years old. Carla and Arthur attend junior college and both participate in track and field.

Brenda

Is 25 yrs old; African American and Caucasian; 5’5″; brown hair; hazel eyes. She has Native American ancestry – Kickapoo.