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Deborah Borchers, MD

Adoption Medicine

Deborah Borchers is a pediatrician in private practice in Cincinnati, specializing in adoption and foster care... full bio

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Deborah Johnson

Parenting Transracially

Deborah Johnson is an adoptee from South Korea and a Minneapolis-based social worker with 25 years of experience working with adoptive families.

Read Deborah's articles about diversity and transracial parenting from AF's rich archives.

Kathleen Silber

Open Adoption, Author

Kathleen Silber, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., has been associate executive director of the Independent Adoption Center since 1988... full bio

Read Kathleen's articles on open adoption from AF's rich archives.

Beth Hall

Transracial adoption, Talking to children about adoption

Beth Hall is co-founder and Co-director of Pact, An Adoption Alliance, a multicultural adoption organization dedicated to addressing essential issues affecting adopted children of color... full bio

Barbara Holtan

Foster Adoption

Barb Holtan is executive director of AdoptUSKIDS, a project of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau... full bio

Mark T. McDermott

Adoption Law

Mark McDermott is an adoptive parent and an adoption attorney who has helped over 1,000 families with their adoptions... full bio

Lois Melina

Raising Adopted Children

Lois Melina is an internationally recognized authority on adoptive parenting. Her highly acclaimed books include Raising Adopted Children, Making Sense of Adoption... full bio

Nancy Ng

Adoption and School

Nancy Ng is co-editor of Adoption and the Schools: Resources for Parents and Teachers and a long-time board member of FAIR (Families Adopting in Response)... full bio

Adam Pertman

Adoption and the Media

Adam Pertman is executive director of The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his writing about adoption... full bio

Debbie Riley

Raising Adopted Children

Debbie B. Riley is executive director of the Maryland-based Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc. (CASE)... full bio

Brenda Romanchik

Open Adoption

Brenda Romanchik is chair of Insight: Open Adoption Resources and Support in Royal Oak, Michigan. She is birthmom to Matt... full bio

Susan Freivalds

International Adoption Policies and Practice

Susan Freivalds is editorial director and founder of Adoptive Families. She was previously the executive director of Adoptive Families of America... full bio

Susan Soon-Keum Cox

International Adoption Policies and Practice

Susan Soon-Keum Cox is the Vice President of Public Policy and External Affairs for Holt International Children’s Services... full bio

Gail Steinberg

Transracial adoption, Talking with kids about adoption

Gail Steinberg is the co-director of PACT, an adoption alliance.

Lansing Wood

Adoption and School

Lansing Wood, co-editor of Adoption and the Schools, has been involved in the world of adoption since she first became an adoptive parent in 1982... full bio

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