Regina Louise may not be a name known to you, but her story of struggle is ubiquitous to anyone whos ever navigated the broken US foster system. I Am Somebodys Child tells the emotional story of her tenacity and faith as she faced a corrupt system and came out victorious. 

As a young African-American girl, Louise was placed in more than 30 foster homes and psychiatric care facilities before age 18. At age 13, she developed a special bond at one of the shelters with a counselor named Jeanne Kerr, a white woman who finally believes in Louise and tries to adopt her. Unfortunately, a racially motivated ruling forced them apart.

The two reconnect decades later, when Kerr is finally able to adopt Louise in the very courthouse that denied them in 1977. Based on a real, heartbreaking story, I Am Somebody’s Child is the kind of tearjerker you’d expect from Lifetime. Newcomer Angela Fairley will star as Regina Louise, with Once Upon A Time star Ginnifer Goodwin playing Jeanne Kerr.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Lousie Story online for free.

I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story cast

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When does I Am Somebody’s Child air?

The made-for-TV movie I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story premieres on Saturday, April 20, at 8pm ET.

What channel is I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story on?

I Am Somebody’s Child airs on Lifetime, so you can practically guarantee waterworks.

How to watch I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story for free

Lifetime is available on a handful of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you pick, you’ll start with a one-week trial, so you can watch I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story for free.


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Sling TV

For a more la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, and , both of which cost $25 per month. Lifetime is available in either Sling package. If you grab them both () you can save $10 per month. If you need to choose, Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like , , and . You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like , , , , and . Heres the complete guide to


Jeanne Kerr Philo


  • Cost: $16 per month (after a free 7-day trial)
  • Devices: Philo works with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, and Fire TV, iOS, Android, and your web browser

Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to Lifetime at only $16 a month. You will also find the best deal on popular channels like , , and even deep cuts like and . You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.


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Hulu with Live TV

  • Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • : Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, , not to mention . As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including , a full suite of , Cartoon Network, , and even deep cuts like and . Heres the complete list of .


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  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
  • : Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, , , and . Heres the complete .

Other ways to watch Lifetime online

1) The Lifetime site 

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Many cable channels let you live stream directly from their site, and Lifetime is no different. Simply go to the channel’s website, select a video to watch, and them fill in your login information from the above services when prompted. Unfortunately, Sling TV won’t work for this.

2) The Lifetime app

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Devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices

If you want to stream I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story on the move, we suggest downloading the Lifetime app. The same login from the website will work here to watch new episodes of Lifetime shows and movies.


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