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A New Mission for 'Blind Side' Mom Leigh Anne Tuohy

Leigh Anne Tuohy, the tough mom in the "The Blind Side," has taken on a new TV series and a new mission: to turn other foster homes into "forever families." Read Transcript


REPORTER: LEIGH ANNE TUOHY IS

A CLASSY, NO NON SENSE BALL OF

ENERGY WHO DOESN'T HOLD HER

TONGUE U. I SAID I AM NOT SURE

WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE, YOU ARE

NOT IMPORTANT.

YOU ARE A COOK AND MOVE ON.

THEY ARE A WELL KNOWN COOK.

I DIDN'T LIKE THE WAY THEY WERE

TREATING SOMEONE.

DADDY HAS BEEN GONE FIVE

YEARS.

ACTRESS SANDRA BULLOCK

BROUGHT THAT PERSONALITY TO THE

BIG SCREEN IN "THE BLIND SIDE."

IT IS A REAL LIFE CINDERELLA

STORY.

TUOHY FAMILY ADOPTED A HOMELESS

17 YEAR OLD WHO GROWS UP TO PLAY

WITH THE BALTIMORE RAVENS AND

WINS A SUPER BOWL.

IT BEGAN IN 2003.

THE FAMILY PASSES MICHAEL ORE ON

A MEMPHIS STREET AND DECIDES TO

TURN AROUND.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PLACE TO STAY

TONIGHT?

DON'T YOU DARE LIE TO ME.

THE FACT THAT WE TURNED

AROUND, IT CHANGED OUR LIVES.

IT IS REALLY A LOVE STORY.

I HOPE THAT THE LOVE STORY

CONTINUES WITH FAMILY AFTER

FAMILY AFTER FAMILY.

THERE ARE MICHAEL ORES IN EVERY

CITY IN THIS COUNTRY AND ALL

THEY NEED IS SOMEONE TO LOVE

THEM.

THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH A

LOT OF VALUE.

THEY JUST NEED AN OPPORTUNITY.

THEY ARE WORKING TO HELP

OTHER FAMILIES.

TEAM TUOHY HAS ONE MORE

SURPRI

SURPRISE.

AN INSPIRATIONAL REALITY SER

RIS.

YOU NAME IT, WE HAVE BEEN

OFFERED IT AS A FAMILY,

INDIVIDUALLY.

THEY WANTED US TO RACE, JUMP,

HOP, SKIP, SURPRISE.

THAT IS NOT WHO WE ARE.

SHE CALLS IT A PERFECT FIT

FOR HER FAMILY AND THE WORK IT

DOES WITH MAKING IT HAPPEN.

IN OVER EPISODE, IT HELPS

FAMILIES ADOPT THE FAMILIES.

I LOVE YOU.

I AM READY TO BE ADOPTED BY YOU

BOTH.

WHEN YOU GO INTO A FAMILY

STRESSED AS TIGHT AS POSSIBLE.

YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING

FOR THEM THAT YOU LEAVE A

FOOTPRINT YOU WERE HERE AND WE

BELIEVE IN YOU AND THINK WHAT

YOU ARE DOING IS RIGHT.

EVERY EPISODE THUS FAR, WE HAVE

TRIED TO DO SOMETHING TO

ENCOURAGE THEM AND UPLIFT THEM,

MAN, YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT

THING.

YOU ARE THE ONE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE IN THIS CHILD'S LIFE.

THAT IS TUOHY'S MESSAGE TO

THE JACKSON FAMILY IN THIS

EPISODE.

CHILDREN BUTAS TWO

THEIR HOME TO SEVEN

CALIFORNIA'S IN

FOSTER SYSTEM.

THEY WERE ABANDONED AND LEFT IN

MOTEL.

THEY ARE AN AMAZING FAMILY.

I SAY THANK YOU GOD FOR SHERDAWN

AND JEFFREY JACKSON.

THEY HAVE STEPPED UP.

THIS MOTHER IN L.A. IF I MEET

HER, I COULD DO BODILY HARM TO

HER.

SHE IS JUST CONTINUES TO BIRTH

THESE CHILDREN, 26 YEARS OLD.

SHE WILL DO IT AGAIN.

THEY CAN'T TAKE ANOTHER CHILD.

LAST TWO KIDS SHE HAD, SHE

WALKED OUT OF THE HOSPITAL, SHE

SAID YOU KNOW WHO TO CALL LIKE

IT WAS HER LAUNDRY OR DRY

CLEANING.

IT IS A HUMAN BEING.

LEIGH ANNE TUOHY POINTS OUT

THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM IS

FRUSTRATING AND PAINFUL.

AT ANY GIVEN TIME 400,000 PEOPLE

IN THE SYSTEM.

NO ONE WALKING THE STREETS

THAT HAD IT TOUGHER THAN MY SON.

IN 20 PLUS FOSTER HOMES, ONE OF

13 KIDS.

AS BAD AS BAD CAN GET.

WHEN YOU INVEST TIME AND LOVE

THEM BECOMES SO WILDLY

SUCCESSFUL, CAN YOU IMAGINE WHO

FALLS THROUGH THE CRACKS AND

DOESN'T GET HELP?

NIGHT. YOU UP

THEY ARE MAN AGEABLE AND

ENCOURAGES.ERIES

VOICE THEY HAS

OF THE KIDS.

HE USES SIMPLE PEOPLE TO TELL

STORIES AND USED OUR FAMILY TO

TELL A STORY.

NOT EVERYONE CAN ADOPT A 6'6"

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN BUT WE CAN

ALL DO SOMETHING.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, NEW

YORK.

EMBED THIS VIDEO


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