Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.
Are you interested in me speaking to or facilitating a workshop for your clients, parent groups, event, or conference? I have spoken to and run workshops for hundreds of parents, parents-to-be, birth mothers, adult adoptees, and adoption professionals. Among them:
- Parenting Teens, Teens & Beyond
- The Concept of White Privilege and Its Importance in Parenting the Transracially Adopted Child
- Openness: What Its Is and Why It’s Important
- Adoption Misperceptions and Reality
- Moving from Infertility to Adoption
- Parents Connect
- Emotion Coaching
- Writing to Heal
- The Middle Ground
- Adoption versus “Normal”
- For Friends and Family: What You Should Know About Adoption
I’ve presented on a variety of topics pertaining to adoption, such as these conferences:
- North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
- American Adoption Conference (AAC)
- 2011 Symposium Opening Adoption: Realities, Possibilities and Challenges
- Crossroads of America Adoption Conference
- The Parenting Summit
- Story Circle Network
Are you a member of the media and looking for expert advice of adoption? My articles and essays about adoption and adoptive parenting are published in parenting and adoption magazines. I am regularly sought out as an adoption expert and quoted in publications, such as:
And on radio, wonderful programs such as:
Are you a parent interested in working with me? I’ve coached, mentored, and provided support to hundreds of parents:
- When they are considering adoption as an option for family building and expansion.
- While they have waited and prepared to adopt.
- After their newly adopted children have arrived home, providing support during adjustment.
- During the complex tween and teen years, when being adopted can further impact puberty and adolescence.
- When couples are moving from fertility challenges into parenting a child through adoption.
- When parents are unsure of how to share—what, how much, and with whom.
- When they need guidance on how to advocate for their child and family.
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