Speaking

I consider every speaking engagement an honor. As a mom for 34 years and wife to Russ for 37, I’m prepared to speak on a wide range of topics including Adoption, Foster Care, Motherhood, and Marriage. For faith-based groups, I also speak about God’s faithfulness and love through every experience in life, including grief.

I’m the co-author of The Connected Parent (with Dr. Karyn Purvis), a TBRI Practitioner, certified Enneagram coach, and co-host of The Adoption Connection podcast.

I speak as a mom of eight children by birth, four through international adoption, and more through foster care. I am also a former foster youth and first/birth mom, giving me a unique perspective on foster care and adoption.


I desire to meet the needs of your audience and will work with you to coordinate my content with your theme and your particular needs.

If you would like me to speak at your event, or have questions for me, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of my home page and I will get back to you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Lisa