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Marie Dolfi, LCSW                                            
Specializing in Adoption Counseling, Home Studies and Education        518-281-8884     
Programs for Adoptive Parents, Adopted Adults, Birth/First Parents & Prospective Adoptive Parents
Programs for Professionals & Graduate Students
The Core Issues of Adoption as a Normative Response to Adoption
Parenting the Hurt Child
Helpful Hints from Adopted Teens to their Adoptive Parents
Adoption & the Schools
Social Media, The Internet & Adoptive Relationships
Adoption: The Elephant in the Family
Responding to Unnecessary Comments with Education & Humor 
Adoption: Where Do I Start?
Building a Family by Adoption
Talking to Children About Their Stories & Adoption
Starting a Support Group & Keeping a Support Group Strong
Making Open Adoption Work - The Birth Parent Perspective

Marie does presentations on a variety of pre & post adoption related topics for adoptees, adoptive families, prospective adoptive parents,and professionals. Below is a list of programs that Marie has done. If you would like Marie to speak to your organization on a topic that is not listed below feel free to call her to discuss your program needs. What to learn about future trainings? Email Marie at and ask to have your email added to the list for upcoming programs.
Working with Individuals Whose Lives Have Been Impacted by     Adoption
Core Issues of Adoption
Helping Adoptive Families with Difficult Conversations
Family Counseling to Prevent Adoption Dissolution
Working with Adopted Teens in a Group Setting
Working with Birth/First Parents, Adopted Individuals &           Adoptive Parents in a Group Setting
The Case for Improved National Home Study Standards
Identity Issues for Adopted Persons, Adoptive Parents &                      First/Birth Parents
Adoption & the Schools

Call Marie at (518) 281-8884 
to schedule a presentation 
for your group.

Organizations Marie Has Presented At

Adoptive Families of the Capital Region

NYS National Association of Social Workers
Continuing Education Program

American Adoption Congress Conference

Korean Adoptee & Adoptive Family Network Conference

Adoptive & Foster Family Coalition NY
formerly New York State Citizens' 
Coalition for Children

Four Winds Hospital Saratoga

University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Continuing Professional Education 
 Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Class

The Adoption Initiative Conference

Capital Region Adoption Exchange

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of Marie discussing one of her 
 trainings on adoption issues.