Monday, August 23, 2010


As most of you know, I am retired from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. I have recently quit a part time job to devote more time to advocacy on behalf of adoptive parents. In fairness to my own family, I will charge a small fee for extended services such as helping parents engage in prolonged negotiations for adoption assistance and representing adoptive families at administrative hearings. For these more involved services, I will charge a one time fee of $50 to $100. The fee includes seeing the matter to its conclusion.

Other services such as answering policy questions, providing information and the like will to continue to be offered free of charge. Parents are encouraged to contact me with questions and problems. I will do my best to provide answers, suggestions, strategies and a sense of direction. At that point if the family feels empowered to advocate for themselves, they may continue to contact me with periodic questions, all free of charge. I will only ask for a fee, if the parents want me to become involved as representative.

I am also available to speak to groups of parents about adoption assistance for a modest negotiable fee.

My goal is to continue to make services and support available to any adoptive families and to keep any fees at an affordable level so no one will be denied access to help. Please feel free to contact me at 614-537-2840 or e-mail me at