Born, adopted and raised in Connecticut, Julie reconnected with her natural parents and families in 1998. Since then, she has applied her lifelong experience as an adopted person to conducting critical analysis of global adoption practices.
Julie is a resident of central Pennsylvania and a contributing board member of Pennsylvania Adoptee Rights. She also writes about the adoptee experience as co-editor, contributor, and media columnist of the collaborative blog of adopted women, Lost Daughters.
An award-winning copywriter and digital content strategist, she holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University Maryland and works as a senior writer and digital content strategist in the creative marketing group of a large investment firm. Her essays on the adoption experience and industry have been published online and in print. Recent adoption-focused book projects include The Declassified Adoptee, Adult Adoptee Anthology: Perpetual Child, and Lost Daughters. When she isn’t raising awareness about adoption reform, she is spending time with her husband and two sons–usually at lacrosse or karate practice.
Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing
– Thich Nhat Hanh