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25th Jul 2023

131. Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao: "The Family of Adoption", "PACT" and "Pavao Consulting and Coaching"

Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, Ed.D., LCSW, LMFT, was the Founder and CEO of Center for Family Connections, Inc. (CFFC, 1995-2012) in Cambridge and New York, Founder and Director of Riverside After Adoption Consulting and Training (AACT, 2012 to 2015), PACT (Pre/Post Adoption Consulting and Training, 1982-present), and Pavao Consulting and Coaching.

Dr. Pavao has done extensive training, both nationally and internationally.  She is a lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and she has consulted to various public and private child welfare agencies, adoption agencies, schools, and community groups, as well as probate and family court judges, lawyers, and clergy.  Additionally, she has worked closely with individuals and families touched by adoption, foster care, and other complex blended family constructions.

Recommended Resources: "Twice Born" by Betty Jean Lifton https://www.amazon.com/Twice-Born-Memoirs-Adopted-Daughter/dp/007037824X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3KMZOXWTVRQ1N&keywords=betty+jean+lifton+twice+born&qid=1687104498&sprefix=betty+jean+lifton+twice+born%2Caps%2C126&sr=8-1 and "Journey of the Adopted Self" by Betty Jean Lifton https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Adopted-Self-Quest-Wholeness/dp/0465036759/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3CXAUOLDKCZVY&keywords=betty+jean+lifton+books&qid=1687104562&sprefix=betty+jean+lifton+books%2Caps%2C117&sr=8-1

"The Adoption Triangle" byArthur D. Sorosky, M.D. Annette Baron, M.S.W. Reuben Pannor, M.S.W. https://www.amazon.com/Adoption-Triangle-Arthur-D-Sorosky/dp/0941770109/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1GEBV6DJF45TJ&keywords=the+adoption+triangle&qid=1687104691&sprefix=the+adoption+triangle%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-1

"Lethal Secrets" by Annette Baran and Reuben Pannor https://www.amazon.com/Lethal-Secrets-Annette-Baran/dp/0941770117/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1ZT2EAARPED16&keywords=annette+baran&qid=1687104839&sprefix=annette+barn%2Caps%2C128&sr=8-1

"The Family of Adoption" by Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao https://www.amazon.com/Family-Adoption-Completely-Revised-Updated/dp/0807028274/ref=sr_1_1?crid=33K2CZJ5D72ZD&keywords=the+family+of+adoption&qid=1687104791&sprefix=the+family+of+adoption%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-1

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Hi, I'm Jennifer who is an adoptee in reunion with both sides of my birth family. I have been formally connected with the adoption community for over a decade and am always interested in hearing the personal stories of adoptees from all over the globe. We all have a "Once upon a time". If you wish to share your story please go to www.jenniferdyanghoston.com