Peggy Hanna and her late husband, Jim, were the parents of four young biological children (a fifth born in 1969) when they began fostering teenage boys in 1968. In 2000, they adopted their last four foster children. Peggy is the proud grandmother of 18 and great grandmother of four. Her screenplay, Under ‘S’ for Sucker, is based on one of her many fostering stories.
Under S Productions, Inc. was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the State of Ohio in June 2022. Their mission is to produce a film to educate and inspire the public regarding the need for more foster homes especially for teenagers, with a goal of increasing the number of fostering and adoption opportunities.
In recent years, she has used her life experiences to become an author and screenwriter. She published Patriotism, Peace and Vietnam: A Memoir in 2003 and completed a second printing in 2007. Her works of fiction include two young adult novels, At What Cost? and Waiting for Justice. She also has written Missing Pieces: An Adoption Puzzle inspired by a mother's story.
Peggy's “Circle of Courage for Young Felons” was published in Corrections Magazine and “Victims of Violence” in AIM America’s Intercultural Magazine.
A community activist, Peggy has served on numerous not-for-profit boards including the Ohio Family Care Association. She is especially proud of founding the Springfield Peace Center in 1986 and which continues educating generations of children. She has been active in the peace movement and politics since the late 60’s.
Peggy was awarded the Women of Accomplishment Award, Wittenberg University, 1990, and the Spirit of Adoption Award, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, 2002.
Read a recent Ohio newspaper article Peggy was featured in!