Judy is the mother of four, one by birth and three by adoption. Judy and her husband raise their busy vibrant kiddos in the Midwest. Her passion is working with adoptive parents and prospective adoptive parents, focusing primarily on issues inherent in adoption, transracial parenting and special needs. She strives for balance in that crazy thing called life. (Remembering to breathe is good…) Judy’s essays and articles appear in parenting magazines, as well as the anthologies A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families: Stories That Celebrate a Special Gift of Love (Adams Media), Pieces of Me: Who Do I Want to Be? (EMK Press) and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom (Chicken Soup for the Soul). She presented for “Finding Our Stories Online” at the Stories from the Heart conference in Austin, Texas. Judy is an adoption educator and support specialist. You can find out more about and register for her classes Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond.