StoryCorps Northwest: “…And You’re Daddy!”
These days it’s not uncommon for people with no children to marry single parents. But it doesn’t always mean an instant family. Today on StoryCorps Northwest, you’ll hear from Patrick and Mikki Boughton of Yakima, talking about the forging a family and the struggle they experienced through some daunting obstacles.
When Patrick Boughton met Mikki, she was a single mother of three little girls. In today’s StoryCorps Northwest, Patrick tells Mikki what he wants those children to know about how he grew into being their father.
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