Ohio, United States
Lost Child is a photo series documenting the day-to day routine of five siblings living in Glouster, Ohio, who have since been placed in foster care. Their mother, Ellie Mingua, grew up in foster care herself, and suffers from depression and anxiety, making it hard to hold a job. She currently relies on SSI income and is undergoing therapy. When Piper came to school with an infection, a nurse notified Child Protective Services, who placed the children in temporary foster care. The court ruled that Mingua would not be able to regain custody until social workers decided that her house was clean enough.