"I'm an adoptive mom of two who is passionate about changing the adoption industry by empowering prospective adoptive couples to push for ethical, inclusive, and honest adoptions focusing on all in the adoption triad (adoptive parents, adoptee, and birth family)."
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Owner Paige Knipfer
I live in Wisconsin with my husband, daughter, son, and hound dog. When I first started the adoption process I was overwhelmed and I felt defeated before even really starting. I also wasn't sure about hiring a consultant because I was trying to save money and wasn't sure if there was a benefit. Our second adoption we used a consulting company and I discovered what I had been missing.
I have seen many unethical practices in the this process including dishonesty, disorganization, and disrespect for the whole adoption triad (adoptive parents, birth family, and the adoptee.) I became so passionate about adoption and I started to write articles and have them published. I consumed anything I could on the topic. I soon felt that wasn't enough. I went through political training and worked on law advocacy for adoption. I then felt that wasn't enough.
I started to dream what my company would be. How I would help others by educating and advocating for those who wanted to adopt. I want to make a difference in the adoption community and so Love Grown Adoption Consulting was born.
In addition to my adoption experience I have a BS in Political Science and have years of training experience. I love traveling and I'm an alumni of Semester at Sea.