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As a post-adoption support specialist, TBRI Practitioner, parent coach, and spiritual director, I speak on a wide range of topics relevant to adoptive, foster, and kinship parents. I speak through the unique lens of being a birth mom, former foster youth, foster mom, and adoptive mom. 

Over the past twelve years, I’ve spoken to thousands of parents providing keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, and retreats for faith-based and non-faith-based audiences. My deeply rooted faith in God equips me to speak with wisdom, transparency, and hope about the challenges and beauty of parenting children who have experienced early adversity. 

I have the honor of co-authoring The Connected Parent (with Dr. Karyn Purvis) and Reclaim Compassion (with Melissa Corkum). I’m also the co-founder of Adoption Wise.

My husband, Russ, and I have been married 40 years, have 12 children by birth and adoption, and two precious granddaughters who fill our hearts with joy.

Most popular topics:

  • Reclaiming Compassion
  • Overcoming Blocked Care
  • Releasing the Dream and Embracing Your Reality
  • Caring for the Siblings in Adoptive and Foster Families
  • Courage and Endurance for the Race Set Before You
  • Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment


I desire to meet the needs of your audience and will work with you to coordinate my content with your theme and particular needs.

If you would like me to speak at your event, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Lisa