Melanie Chung-Sherman: The Intersection of Transracial Adoption and Attachment

Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW, LCPAA, PLLC, to the show to discuss transracial adoption and its intersection with attachment.

Melanie Chung-Sherman has worked in the field of child welfare--specifically adoption and foster care that spans international adoption, private/domestic adoption, kinship adoption, foster care and matched-adoption for over 20 years.


She has been featured in theWashington Post, Reuters, Donaldson Adoption Institute, Dallas Child, Dear Adoption,and Dan Rather’s rehoming documentary, “Unwanted in America”—and a contributing columnist forAdoption Today. She speaks locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally on issues impacting vulnerable children and families.


Her specialties include Adoption centered-psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups; Theraplay; EMDR; Trauma-focused intervention; Adult Attachment Interview; Adoption Lifespan Issues; and Complex grief and loss among other specialties.


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