Course detail: More Voices of The Willows

Fascinating look into the early 20th century world of adoption in Kansas City and is a follow up to "Kansas City: The Adoption Hub of America and The Willows Maternity Sanitarium." This course will share adoptees' and birth mothers' heartwarming and sometimes heart wrenching stories. Ranging from 1908 until 1969, these voices express the common need to know "Who am I?," longing for medical history, fear of hurting adoptive parents, and guilt for being forced to give up a baby. One voice is of a Willows baby who grew up to be the governor of Kansas. 

Instructor Bio: KelLee Parr holds bachelor degrees in agriculture and education plus a master's degree in adult and occupational education from Kansas State University. He has taught elementary school many years in Topeka and now writes science curriculum for Nancy Larson Publishers. 

Course Accessibility Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, pleaseemail orcall 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. 

 Session Detail: OC21274O

Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 04/14/21 and ending on 04/28/21
Times: 05:30pm - 07:00pm
Single Osher Course : $50.00


Thank you for registering for your Osher online course. Within the week you will receive an email from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute that will include your Zoom link and password for the class. You will use the same link and password for each of the three course sessions so please save the email. We encourage you to sign into your meeting prior to the class start date to make sure you are comfortable with the process. If you have issues please contact or 785-864-1373. Zoom Course Participation: An individual registration is required for each person in the home, as zoom links are not to be shared.


Name Additional Resources
KelLee Parr

Facility Detail

Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Meets live online

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 5 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.