Upcoming Workshops & Events

Panel Recording- General
Panel Recording- Adoptees & FFY
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What are our qualifications?

Melissa Guida-Richards is an adoptee advocate, an educator, and the author of What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption. She was adopted in 1993 from Colombia to a family in the USA. After her viral essay, “My Adoptive Parents Hid My Racial Identity From Me for 19 Years,” was published in Huffington Post in April 2019. She soon launched the Adoptee Thoughts Instagram and Podcast to help elevate adoptee voices and educate adoptive parents on the nuances and complexity of adoption. She has appeared on news outlets such as Washington Post, NYT, Tamron Hall, Good Day LA and has given workshops to dozen of agencies for adoptive parents and adoption professionals. For more, check out AdopteeThoughts.com.

Praise for Workshops by Melissa:

“I wish more adoptive parents and their extended families were attending the incredible online workshops being put on by The Adoption Companion. We listened to Melissa Guida-Richards today.. Trans-racial adoptee and author of “What white parents should know about Trans-racial adoption” . It was so eye opening for me and I have been in the adoption space for 12 years.” ~Justin Foxton, Adoptive Parent and Educator

“Wonderful, well-organized and informative!” ~Anonymous Adoptive Parent

“As an adoptive parent, it has been so helpful to get a knowledgeable and approachable perspective from an adult adoptee.”~Dusadee S.

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