"The adoptive parent's role is especially challenging because they have to introduce very complex truths to a child and then be prepared to support him -- even try to stay a step ahead -- as he makes sense of the truths of his life." -Joyce Pavao
"Each time I participate in our Adoptive Parents Group session I find my parenting issues and concerns are met with Barbara's practical experience and genuine sensitivity, as well as the mutual support and camaraderie of the group's members. Sharing our personal stories, and questions, often provides me with practical information to apply or mull over, helping me determine how to enrich my role as an adoptive parent and help my child develop in a happy and secure manner." – Cindy
“I came to Barbara looking for a quick solution to problem. What I received in return was so much more than I could have ever imagined. Barbara’s knowledge, personality and professionalism has made it easy to open up and uncover so much that was packed away in my subconscious. Barbara has helped me to understand that I cannot change the past or change other people.
I can only change my perspective and learn to adjust the lens in which I view situations. It has been an amazing journey and I cannot thank her enough for creating the space and providing the tools that allow me to live my life to the fullest.”—Megan
"Barbara provides compelling insights into the dynamics in adoptive families. She is thoroughly grounded in the concepts and language commonly used to talk about adoption about and with children of all ages, and she brings her own very creative and sensitive ideas to bear on specific dilemmas as well.
She is uniquely attuned to the adoptive parent's experience and supports a full voicing of all views on that experience, in the philosophy that a healthy parent is a strong parent."— Karen
"I feel like when I met Barbara I hit the jackpot!" -Francine