Almost twenty years ago, with the help of my family and friends, Adoption Network Cleveland, and Landmark Education, I found and spoke to my birth mother, Margaret.
We had eighteen wonderful years of closeness and love. Because of her courage, I also found a Sister, two Brothers, Aunts and Uncles, Nieces and a Nephew. We will be family, until….
Rowland, my Birth Father, died during my search for him. In 2010, I found the Brother and Sister that he raised. We will be family until….
Since 1996 I have co-led a monthly adoption support group for Adoption Network Cleveland. My story was told in a chapter of the book, Inner Views, Stories on the Strength of America, Julie Madsen, Ph.D; in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Sun Press. I have had the honor to speak about my journey on many occasions. As a volunteer at Adoption Network Cleveland, I have designed and led programs for Adoptees Only, and the Adoption Constellation.
In 2013, I created Crossroads Coaching and Consulting. After six months of classwork, study and practice, I became a Coach Training Alliance Certified Coach.