With passion and experience, I see myself as an advocate for adoption and firmly believe in the ethical practice thereof. My wish is to provide personal and professional services to all members of the adoption triad – adoptive parents, biological parents and adoptees.
The dream of becoming a parent should never be lost because your journey to parenthood maybe did not go as planned. Adoption is just another path, an alternative route, not a second option.
I understand the fears, concerns and overwhelming uncertainties that often surface when considering adoption, both for adoptive parents and biological parents. I aim to assist you in the processing of these issues in a warm and unbiased environment.
I strive to be transparent in all of my dealings and welcome all people regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.
For some, the rigorous adoption screening process can seem rather intrusive. However, it is important to me that prospective adoptive parents are appropriately prepared to deal with the unique challenges they may face while raising their adopted child. In fact, the adoption screening process is quite liberating and empowering.
Serving the best interest of the child and their fundamental right to be loved and cared for is of utmost importance to me. I, therefore, adopt a child-centered approach in all my adoption dealings, without devaluing the emotional needs of biological and adoptive parents.
As an accredited adoption social worker, I undertake the entire adoption process, including:
Thank you Leigh for the loving and compassionate navigator and companion you have been on my and then our journey! Thank you for adapting to our specific circumstances and always being ready to answer questions and chat through concerns. I had no problem trusting you with the process, and loved that I could be completely open with my fears and joys. Looking forward to telling Lindi about her fairy godmother one day! We thank God for you.