I am a certified birth and postpartum doula with DONA and am passionate about supporting both birth mothers and adoptive families during their journey to create a wonderful life for the child(ren) they are bringing into the world. The pregnancy, birth, and postpartum periods, when full of support, encouragement, healthy communication, preparation, education, and lots and lots of LOVE, can build a framework of moments that become treasured memories for both biological AND adoptive parents. They have the potential, while deeply challenging, to bring joy, healing, and hope to all involved. A doula who is experienced and trained in guiding families through this journey is an invaluable aid in creating a loving and positive preparation, birth, and transition experience. My passion for this work began as a volunteer at a local crisis pregnancy center. I assisted a young birth mother during her labor and delivery and I was inspired and transformed through that experience! I’ve been working with families in the adoption process ever since!