Sunday, February 8, 2015


I've been very busy the last few weeks - leaving my job as director of an adoption program after 22 years - and starting my new career path (albeit expanding the private practice I've had since 1979). As part of this transition, I have taken the position of Head Writer for, a fabulous, user friendly and comprehensive online community for anyone interested in or living as part of an adoptive family (adoptees, adopted and birth parents, extended family members, professionals, etc.). The site has lots of information and personal stories, both of which I have and will continue to contribute.

Individual age groupings coming in February and March (see below)


2/11 What does Adopted Mean to Siblings 
2/15 What Does Adoption Mean to an Infant-3? 
2/19 What Does Adoption Mean to a Child 4-6? 
2/22 What Does Adoption Mean to a Child 7-9? 
2/25 What Does Adoption Mean to a Child 10-13? 
2/28 What Does Adoption Mean to a Child 14-16? 
3/3   What Does Adoption Mean to a Child 17-18? 
3/5   Can I Fail the Adoption Home Study? 
3/8   Before Starting the Adoption Home Study 
3/11 Telling Family and Friends You Are Adopting 

Kathy Ann Brodsky, LCSW is a social worker, adoptive mom and advocate for ethical adoption practice. She has prepared thousands of adoption homestudies, counseled adoptive parents and parents-to-be, and has trained professionals to work with adoptive families. She was named an “Angel in Adoption” by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption in 2001 and has a private practice in New York City. She has been Director of the Ametz Adoption Program of JCCA since 1992. You can follow her ADOPTION BLOG or reach her directly by EMAIL