Keri is addicted to coffee, binges audiobooks, and is a reluctant sports mom. She has five children including two adopted foster kids. Read more of her story here.

An experienced foster and adoptive parent, Keri has spent over a decade navigating the mental health system on behalf of her children. She’s passionate about connecting families with the support and resources they need to help their children heal and thrive.

Keri advocates for reforms in the mental health system to better serve our society’s most vulnerable individuals – our children. She’s a passionate supporter of adoption when adoptive parents are informed and supported. She writes, speaks, and co-facilitates an in-person and an online support group for parents.

She has bylines with BuzzFeed, Scary Mommy, Fostering Families Magazine, The Sun Sentinel, The Charlotte Observer, Adoptive Families,, The Chronicle of Social Change, and more. Recently heard on NPR’s All Things Considered (listen here).

Keri lives in Charlotte, NC with her family

Leader in the adoption community

While the topic of developmental trauma is growing in popularity, few people truly understand the daily struggles of those impacted… Read more “Leader in the adoption community”

Nichole Noonan

Fantastic source of information

Keri’s knowledge and expertise comes from real life and her book is a fantastic source of information for parents of… Read more “Fantastic source of information”

Katherine Noto

Amazing Advocate

Keri is an amazing advocate, both for her own children as well as others. She has helped countless families with… Read more “Amazing Advocate”

Tiffany Bolling
Attorney in North Carolina

Your writings are a voice for all of us

I don’t feel alone, I feel validated in my feelings and journey in this turbulent life. You are not just… Read more “Your writings are a voice for all of us”

Kris, Parent

Inspiring and offers hope

Keri is an invaluable support to families raising children with reactive attachment disorder. Her articles affirm the challenges that come… Read more “Inspiring and offers hope”

RAD Advocates

Honest and helps us feel not so alone

Wanted to express our appreciation of your posts. They are honest and help us not feel alone in this journey.

Derrick, parent

Knows what she’s talking about

This author is more than knowledgeable, she’s personally experienced and that makes her written book all the more important to… Read more “Knows what she’s talking about”

Laura, Parent
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