Consultation and Education

​My approach is supportive, personalized and realistic. I recognize that talking about adoption honestly and authentically is not always possible with our friends or family. 

I believe that with support, informatio​n, and realistic expectations, your adoption journey will be a positive and meaningful experience.


Routes to Adop​tion


Whether you are just starting to explore alternative routes to parenthood or you are ready to move forward to becoming a parent. My extensive knowledge of adoption will help you find the the right path 

  • Learn the about Open Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Fost/Adopt, Stepparent, and Relative Adoption
  • Gain a better understanding of the process of adoption including the costs, timelines, and  and timelines
  • Gain an understanding of openness in adoption

Individualized Education 

 

Information is key! 


I strongly believe that education and information will provide you with a sound foundation as you move forward. Topics include

  • Open Adoption
  • Transracial Adoption
  • Building Relationships in the matching process and post adoption
  • Substance Use in Pregnancy
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Preparing for the Birth
  • Outreach
  • How to talk to your child about his or her adoption
  • Preparing siblings for a new adoption
  • and more...
  • Tailored consultations to meet your needs

Match Consultation

When presented with a lead by your adoption professional, allow me to assist you with:

  • Evaluating all of information  to help you determine if it will be a good fit for you 
  • Determining the next steps
  • Risk Assessment (substance use, mental health, and medical issues)
  • Separating fears and concerns about parenting from elements of the match
  • As there is often little time to evaluate all the information, I have appointments or phone/telehealth consultations available with short notice

Post Adoption Consultation

  • Managing the time post placement
  • Talking to your child about their adoption
  • Navigating the ongoing open adoption relationship
  • Understanding developmental stages of children of adoption
  • Navigating a second adoption

LGBTQ  Families


  • Determining the best route to parenthood
  • Gain information to navigate the process
  • Learn ways to develop a supportive community

Single Parent Adoption 

  • Process your thoughts of becoming the sole parent to your child 
  • Determine the best route to parenthood 
  • Learn ways to develop a supportive community