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Founded by a team that represents all three parts of the adoption triad, Lisa Qualls and Melisa Corkum provide resources to support adoptive families through trauma-based education and inspirational stories. I am pleased to partner with them through providing adoptive teen support groups.

Listen to my story on the The Adoption Connection's podcast

Sara Odicio was adopted from an orphanage in China when she was a year old. As a Licensed Social Worker, she loves supporting adopted teens and their families. Her passion for teen adoptees grew even more as she was personally challenged to engage with her own adoption story in a deeper way.


In this episode, she's vulnerable about her teen years and her ongoing struggles as an adoptee. She tells her story with lots of insight and hope for adoptive families.

What Teen Adoptees Need with adoptee Sara OdicioThe Adoption Connection
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Love What Matters Article

Love What Matters is about celebrating the emotional moments of lives. The stories are real and raw and they connect with audiences in a way that transcends typical social media. Stories cover an array of topics - family, love, health, relationships, children and animals. I had the privilege of being featured on this unique platform through sharing my story in a written article.

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The Honor Summit Blog: Dear Baby Yang Zhi Hong

I wrote a letter to myself back in January of 2020. It was a pivotal moment in my healing journey. I decided to share my letter in The Honor Summit blog. The Honor Summit is a non-denominational and non-profit organization that exists to center Asian American women and all women in the mission of God - within the church and world. Click on the picture to read the blog.

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