Speaking and keynotes

Judith is an internationally recognized speaker who has delivered keynote addresses, served on various panel discussions, and been featured in print and the media.

As a keynote speaker, Judith addresses issues such as adoption and permanency, identity, loss, grief, healing, parenting, overcoming obstacles, and overcoming abusive relationships. Her speaking engagements and interviews can be conducted in person or virtually.


Judith’s workshops are presented from an anti-racist, trauma-informed lens and are suitable for a broad audience. A range of topics are covered in the programs, including adoption, intercultural and interracial adoption, identity, loss, grief, healing, parenting and overcoming abusive relationships. She presents at schools, businesses, camps, events, and conferences.

Workshops are offered in person or virtually


In her role as a trauma-informed registered social worker, Judith works with service users individually or in family group settings. A variety of therapy strategies aid self-reflection, healing, and restoration regarding trauma, grief, loss, adoption, search, reunion and family dynamics.

In Addition


Judith has extensive experience as an adoption consultant, and she uses her unique perspective as an adopted person, adoptive parent and adoption professional to assess, review, and provide honest, straightforward feedback on adoption-related content for professionals in all fields, the media, and child welfare agencies.


In her role as a parent coach, Judith’s privilege is to support adoptive and permanency families at different stages of their journey. She provides insights and practical tools to prepare for the expansion of one’s family. Judith also assists families post-placement as they navigate developing their own family dynamics.