Stephanie is an adoptee in reunion and a first (birth) mother who has had an extremely open adoption since her daughters birth (1990). She is founder of the search group New York Adoptions: Uncovering the Secrets, and co-founder of Family Preservation 365 and Adoption Surveys. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Saving Our Sisters and the Advisory Board for Dear Adoption,

She encourages uncomfortable and necessary conversations around the complexities of adoption.

She is a passionate supporter of family preservation and adoptee rights.