Stephanie is an adoptee in a healthy reunion and a first mother who has had an extremely open adoption since her daughters birth, 28 years ago. She is a volunteer search angel and founder of the search group New York Adoptions: Uncovering the Secrets, and co-founder of Adoption Surveys. She is also a member of AZ Adoption Circle and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Saving Our Sisters and the Advisory Board for Dear Adoption,

She is an advocate for Family Preservation and Adoptee Rights. A New York adoptee, she looks forward to a day when all 50 states allow full access to an adopted person’s original record of birth. She is still waiting for her own.

She encourages uncomfortable conversations around the complexities in adoption.

Proud mother and grandmother. Loyal friend. Over thinker. Late discovery Italian. Food, wine and laughter enthusiast.