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Colorful Book Spines

Consultation and Education

​Nina's approach is supportive, personalized and realistic. She recognizes that talking about adoption honestly and authentically is not always possible with our friends or family. 

She believes that with support, information, and realistic expectations, your adoption can 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. Nina's extensive knowledge of adoption will help you find the right path specific to you. 

  • 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, and timelines.
  • Learn about the strengths and challenges of the different routes to adoption and surrogacy.
  • Gain an understanding of complicated issues.


Individualized Education 

  • Explore your feelings about important adoption issues such as

    • transracial adoption

    •  substance use in pregnancy

    • open adoption

    • mental health issues.

  • Learn more about expectant/ birth mothers and fathers and learn ways to build a positive relationship during the match 

  • Better understand how to develop a positive post-adoption contact relationship and why it will be beneficial to your child

  • Other topics include
    • Preparing for 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 the information will help  determine if the lead is 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 on short notice

Post Adoption Consultation

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


LGBTQ+  Families


  • Determining the best route to Parenthood
  • Gain information to help 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 
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