Joe Soll, LCSW-R    Curriculum Vitae                             


                                                      
NAME:               Joe Soll, L.C.S.W. - R,  DAPA. CCTP     

ADDRESS:        74 Lakewood Drive
                            Congers, NY 10920
                            845-268-0283                        
                            Email: joesoll@adoptionhealing.com

EDUCATION:    Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, M.S.W.

TITLE:                 Psychotherapist, Author, Adoption Educator

SOCIETIES:
Diplomate: American Psychotherapy Association
(retired)
Approved Adoption Counselor: United Kingdom Department of Health

Member: International Association of Trauma Professionals

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Fellow: American Association of Grief Counselors
(retired)
Fellow: American Orthopsychiatric Association (retired)
Member: Council on Social Work Education (retired)
Trustee, International Soundex Reunion Registry
(retired)
Member: National Association of Social Workers
(retired)

EXPERIENCE:
            
1990 present     Psychotherapist in Private Practice
1986-present    Director & Founder, Adoption Crossroads/Adoption Healing
1992-2012    Director, Adoption Counseling Center, New York City
2009-2010      Organizer and Coordinator, "Shedding Light VI", Adoption Crossroads International Adoption Conf. in NYC
2005-2006      Organizer and Coordinator, "Shedding Light V", Adoption Crossroads International Adoption Conf. in NYC
1999-2000    Organizer and Coordinator, "Victories & Visions", AAC International Adoption Conference in Nashville, TN
1999-2000      Conference Chairperson, American Adoption Congress
1995-1996       Adjunct Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
1994-Sep 95    Organizer and Coordinator, "Shedding Light IV", CERA International Adoption Conference, New York City
1993-1994       Member - Matilda Cuomo’s NYS Dept of Social Services 1993 Advisory Council on "Adoption Option"   
1993-Sep 94    Organizer and Coordinator, "Shedding Light III", CERA International Adoption Conference in New York City
1992-Sep 93    Organizer and Coordinator, "Shedding Light II", CERA International Adoption Conference in New York City
1991-Sep 92    Organizer and Coordinator, "Shedding Light" CERA. International Adoption Conference in New York City
1990-1999      Director & Founder, Council For Equal Rights In Adoption
1989-1994      Organizer and Co-Chair, New York State Adoption Agency Task Force
1989-Apr 90    Organizer and Coordinator, "Winds of Change" AAC International Adoption Conference, Chicago
1987-Apr 89    Organizer and Coordinator, "Illumination on Adoption" AAC International Adoption Conference, NYC
1987-1990    Communications Director and Special Events Coordinator, American Adoption Congress
1988-1990    Social Worker, Northside Center for Child Development, New York City    
1988-1989    Social Worker, Lincoln Hall, New York City

Publications:


Jan 2016               AAdoption Healing... A Path to Recovery for Women Who Lost Babies to Adoption@ (Audio Book)

                                                                                              co‑author with Karen W. Buterbaugh 218p.   ACX Audio.

Mar 2000             AAdoption Healing...  A Path to Recovery@. 215p.   (Audio Book)  ACX Audio                                

Sep 2014               AAdoption Healing... A Path to Recovery for Women Who Lost Babies to Adoption@ (in Korean)

                                                                                              co‑author with Karen W. Buterbaugh 218p.  

Mar 2015             AAdoption Healing...  A Path to Recovery@  (in German) . 215p CreateSpace.com


Sept 2014   "Perilous Passage
- A Boots Beaumont Mystery" 280 p.   CreateSpace
Mar 2012    “Adoption Healing  Supplement" 220 p.  CreateSpace
Feb 2010     "Fatal Flight
- A Boots Beaumont Mystery"           co-author with Lori Paris, 287p.  Outskirts Press, Inc.
Mar 2007     "Evil Exchange - A Boots Beaumont Mystery"       co-author with Lori Paris, 284p.  Wingspan Press, Inc.
Sep 2003      “Adoption Healing... A Path to Recovery for Women Who Lost Babies to Adoption” co-author with Karen W. Buterbaugh 218p.   Gateway Press, Inc.
Mar 2000     “Adoption Healing... A Path to Recovery”. 215p.   Gateway Press, Inc.

LECTURES:
        
July 2012    “Psychological Death of a Mother”, Korean Amer. Adoptee Network National Conference, Albany, NY
Oct 2011    “Adoption Healing Weekend Symposium - Good Grief”, Forget Me Not Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dec 2010    “Myths & Realities of Adoption”, NYS Society for Clinical Social Workers, Blauvelt, NY
Sep 2010    “The Effects of Separation of Mother and Child”, Shedding Light on Adoption Conference, NYC
Sep 2010    “Adoption Healing”, Shedding Light on Adoption Conference, NYC
Jul 2010      “The Psychological Death of a Mother”, Korean Amer. Adoptee Net National Conference, Harrisburg, PA
May 2010   Keynote: “Addiction due to Adoption Loss”, Beth Israel Medical Center Addiction Conference, New York City
Jul 2009    “Adoption Healing...  a path to recovery”, Korean Amer. Adoptee Network National Conference, Denver, CO
Jul 2009    “Sexual Abuse Issues”, Korean Amer. Adoptee Network National Conference, Denver, CO
Oct 2008    “Adoption Healing Weekend Symposium - Reunions”, Forget Me Not Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jul 2008    “The Psychological Death of a Mother”, Korean Amer. Adoptee Network National Conference, Chicago, IL
Jul 2008    “You Love Me?  I’m out of here”, Korean Amer. Adoptee Network National Conference, Chicago, IL
Apr 2008    Clinical Practice in Adoption, New York City
Mar 2008    “Adoption Healing... a path to recovery”, American Adoption Congress Conference, Portland, OR
Feb 2008    “Adoptees & Criminality”, Queens Criminal Court Staff, Kew Gardens, NY
Apr 2007    Clinical Practice in Adoption, New York City
Nov 2006    “Adoption Healing Weekend Symposium”, Forget Me Not Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sep 2006    “Adoption Healing... a path to recovery”, Shedding Light on Adoption Conference, NYC
Sep 2006    “The Separation of Mother and Child”, Shedding Light on Adoption Conference, NYC
Apr 2006    Clinical Practice in Adoption, New York City
Apr 2005    Clinical Practice in Adoption, New York City
Apr 2004    Clinical Practice in Adoption, New York City
Nov 2002          Moderator & Speaker, “Retying the Knot: 5 Writers on Adoption”, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, NYC
Oct 2002    “Myths and Realities of Searching”, Family History Fair, New York, NY
Jun 2002    Keynote, “Adoption Healing”, Adoption Forum Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA
May 2002    “Adoption Healing”, Barnes & Noble, West Nyack, NY
Mar 2002    “Adoption Healing”, Clinical Staff Presentation, Abbott House, Irvington, NY
Feb 2002    “Adoption Healing”, Clinical Staff Presentation, Adoption Resource Center - Boys & Girls Harbor, NYC, NY
Jun 2001    Keynote, “Adoption Healing”, Adoption Forum Symposium, Philadelphia, PA
May 2001    “Adoption Healing”, Clinical Staff Presentation, Abbott House, Irvington, NY
Nov 2000    “Adoption Healing”, Barnes & Noble, Paramus, NJ, South
Oct 2000    “Anger Management”, Adoptive Parent Support Group of Plainfield, NJ
Jun 2000    “Adoption Healing”, Barnes & Noble, Yonkers, NY
Jun 2000    “Adoption Healing”, Barnes & Noble, Paramus, NJ, North
Apr 2000    “Adoption Healing”, American Adoption Congress 22nd Annual Conference, Nashville, TN
Apr 2000    “Anger Management”, American Adoption Congress 22nd Annual Conference, Nashville, TN
Oct 1999    “Psychological Death of a Mother or Child”, Concerned United Birthparent’s Conference, Gettysburg, PA
Oct 1999    “Adoption Healing”, Concerned United Birthparent’s Conference, Gettysburg, PA
Sep 1999    Keynote “The Respect We Never Got” Adoption Connection Annual Conference, Andover, MA
May 1999    “I’m Fine and I’m Certainly Not Angry”, American Adoption Conf 21st Annual Conference, McLean, VA
May 1999    “You Love Me? I’m Out of Here”, American Adoption Conference 21st Annual Conference, McLean, VA
Nov 1998    “Adoption Myths & Realities”, Sony Corporation Employee Program, NYC
Nov 1998    “I’m Fine and I’m Certainly Not Angry”, Adoption Forum Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 1998    “Re-Union: Healing the Fracture”, Concerned United Birthparents Conference, Omaha, NE
Oct 1998    “Giving Ourselves the Respect We Deserve”, Concerned United Birthparents Conference, Omaha, NE
Sep 1998    “Adoption Myths and Realities”, Barnes & Noble Fall Lecture Series, Nanuet, NY
Jun 1998    “Psychology of the Search”, Adoptive Parents of Older Children, New York City
Mar 1998    “Adoption Myths and Realities”, West Nyack, NY Public Library Adult Education Series
Mar 1998    “Anger Management”, American Adoption Congress Conference, Andover, MA
Nov 1997    “Adoption from Beginning to End”, Barnes & Noble, Nanuet, NY
Nov 1997    “Adoption Myths and Realities”, New City, NY Public Library Educational Series
Oct 1997    “Searching within the Legal System”, American Adoption Congress Middle Atlantic Conference, Albany, NY
Oct 1997    “Psychology of the Death of Mother/Child”, Concerned United Birthparents Conference, Beaumont, CA
Oct 1997    “Healing the Fracture of the Primal Wound“, Concerned United Birthparents Conference, Beaumont, CA
Jun 1997    “Bell, Book & Candle: Healing Rituals”, Hartman Conference on Children & Families, New London, CT
May 1997    “Adoption Myths & Realities”, Parenting Magazine’s Barnes & Noble Lecture Series, Nanuet, NY
Apr 1997    “Anger Management”, American Adoption Congress Conference, Nashua, NH
Dec 1996    “Effects of Mother/Child Separation”, Staff Training, Pomona Mental Health Center, Pomona, NY
Nov 1996    “Stress Management”, Sony Corporation Employee Program, NYC
Nov 1996    “Healing Your Inner Child”, Barnes & Noble Fall Lecture Series, Nanuet, NY
Oct 1996    “Adoption Myths & Realities”, Sony Corporation Employee Program, NYC
Oct 1996    “Unfinished Women in No Man’s Land...”, Concerned United Birthparents Conference, Weston, MA
Oct 1996    “Limbo: The Purgatory of Not Knowing”, Concerned United Birthparents Conference, Weston, MA
Oct 1996    “Interpersonal Relationships”, Barnes & Noble Fall Lecture Series, Nanuet, NY
Sep 1996    “Adoption: Myths & Realities”, Barnes & Noble Fall Lecture Series, Nanuet, NY
Sep 1996    “Adoption Myths & Realities”, Guest Speaker, First Unitarian Society, Pomona, NY
Jul  1996    “Adoption: Myths & Realities”, Barnes & Noble Lecture Series, New York, NY
Jun 1996    “Adoption Myths and Realities”, Nyack, NY Public Library, Lecture Series
Nov 1995    "Psychological Death of a Child or Mother", Concerned United Birthparents Conf., San Bernadino, CA
Nov 1995    "Healing the Primal Wound", Concerned United Birthparents Conf., San Bernadino, CA
Oct 1995    "Anger Management", American Adoption Congress Conference, Nashua, NH
Sep 1995    Keynote - "We Hold These Truths...", CERA Conference, New York City
Sep 1995    "The Psychological Death of a Child or Mother", CERA Conference, New York City
Sep 1995    "Bell, Book & Candle: Healing Rituals", CERA Conference", New York City
Apr 1995    "Psychological Death of a Parent" American Adoption Congress 17th Annual Conference, Las Vegas
Apr 1995    "Anger as a Core Issue in Adoptees", American Adoption Congress, Las Vegas
Mar 1995    "Psychological Death of a Parent", Adoption Forum 21st Annual Conference, Philadelphia
Feb 1995    Jewish Child Care Association Pleasantville Campus Staff, “Clinical Issues in Adoption”
Feb 1995    Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, “Rageful Adoptees”
Jan  1995    "Clinical Practice in Adoption", Roosevelt Hospital Social Work Department Training, New York City
Nov  1994    "Fantasyland, Adoption Style", Concerned United Birthparents Conference,  Chicago, IL
Nov 1994    "I'm Fine and I Certainly Don't Feel Angry, Cub Conference, Chicago, IL    
Oct 1994    Keynote - "We Hold These Truths", CERA Conference, New York City
Sep 1994    "Healing (Some) of the Pain",   CERA Conference, New York City
Sep 1994    "Interpersonal Relationships",   CERA Conference, New York City
Sep 1994    "Walking on Eggshells",  CERA Conference, New York City
May 1994    "Open Records Debate", New York County Bar Association, New York City
Apr 1994    "Inner World of the Adoptee", American Orthopsychiatric Conference, Washington, DC
Mar 1994    "Fantasies & Reality", Adoption Forum 21st Annual Conference, Philadelphia
Mar 1994    "Anger & Adoption", Adoption Forum 21st Annual Conference, Philadelphia
Jan 1994    "Adoptee Anger", Tough Love, New City, New York
Dec 1993    "Clinical Practice in Adoption", Roosevelt Hospital Social Work Department Training, New York City
Dec 1993    "Bio/Medical Ethics of Adoption", Bronx High School of Science, New York
Nov 1993    "Psychological Impact of the Media on Adoption", Adoptive Parents Committee Annual Conf, NYC
Nov 1993    "Fantasyland, Adoption Style", Concerned United Birthparents Conference, Estes Park, CO
Nov 1993    "I'm Fine and I Certainly Don't Feel Angry, Cub Conference
Sep 1993    Keynote - "What I Just Heard" - CERA Conference - Shedding Light on the Adoption Experience,  NYC
Sep 1993    "Inner Conflict of Two Mothers",  CERA Conference, New York City
Sep 1993    "Regressive Nature of Reunion", CERA Conference
May 1993    "Psychology of Adoption", New York State Citizens Coalition for Children, Adoption Conf., Albany, NY
Apr 1993    "Adoption: Clinical Perspectives" Instructor: Mental Health Professional training program - CERA
Mar 1993    "Clinical Treatment in Adoption - A New Model", Adoption Forum 20th Annual Conference, Philadelphia
Mar 1993    "Dealing with Anger", Adoption Forum 20th Annual Conference, Philadelphia
Oct 1992    "Effects of Open Records", New York Archdiocese Adoption Committee
Sep 1992    Keynote - "Marching to a Different Drummer", CERA Conference, New York City
Sep 1992    "Denial is Filled with Crocodiles", CERA Conference
Sep 1992    "Disparate Realities of Adoption", CERA Conference
Aug 1992    "Adoption Issues", Southern Connecticut State University
Jul 1992    "The Truth about Pandora's Box",  New York Vista, Jewish Genealogical Society 11th Summer Conf
Apr 1992    "Why Open the Records", New York State Citizens Coalition for Children, Adoption Conf., Albany, NY
Apr 1992    "Open Records", Adoption Action Network, New York City
Apr 1992    "Clinical Issues for Male Adoptees", American Adoption Congress Nat'l Conf. Philadelphia, PA
Nov 1991    "Psychology of Reunions", Concerned United Birthparents Annual Conference, Frederick, MD
Oct 1991    "Adolescent Identity Issues", Jewish Family and Children's Services Conference, Philadelphia
Oct 1991    "Why Open the Records", Panel Discussion, Towson State Teachers College, MD
May 1991    "Clinical Issues in Adoption", Staff Meeting, New York Foundling Hospital
May 1991    "Clinical Perspectives", New York Foundling Hospital
Apr 1991    "The Effect of Open Records", NY State Citizens Coalition for Children, Adoption Conf., Albany, NY
Apr 1991    "Sealed Records & Social Work Policy", Yeshiva Univ. School of Social Work, New York
Apr 1991    "Self Help & Clinical Practice, A Blend", American Adoption Congress National Conference, Anaheim, CA
Mar 1991    "Open Records Debate", Cardoza Law School Symposium, New York, NY
May 1990    "Why Did My Mother Give Me Away",  American Adoption Congress National Conference, Chicago
Apr 1990    "On the Adoption Experience", NYS Citizens Coalition for Children, Adoption Conf., Albany, NY
Mar 1990    "Clinical Issues in Adoption",  Mid-Hudson Adoption Council, White Plains, NY
Feb 1990    "On the Adoption Experience", Syosset, NY High School
Jan 1990    "Grief Work in Adoption", Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Services, NYC                  
Nov 1989    "Resistance in Clinical Practice in Adoption", Fordham Univ., Graduate School of Social Services, NYC   
Oct 1989    Keynote -"How to Come to Grips with Your Adoptive Status", AAC Regional Conference,  Charlotte, NC
Oct 1989    "On Open Records",  American Jewish Committee Advisory Board, NYC
Aug 1989    Keynote - "Clinical Issues in Adoption" Adoption Weekend Pt Townsend, WA Adopt Parents Committee
Aug 1989    "Adoptee's Sense of Self",  14th NACAC Conference,   Anaheim, CA
Aug 1989    Keynote - "Clinical Issues in Adoption"  Adoption Weekend Pt Angeles, WA Adopt Parents Committee
Aug 1989    Keynote - "Clinical Issues in Adoption"  Adoption Weekend Sequim, WA Adoptive Parents Committee
Apr 1989    Keynote - "Clinical Perspective in Adoption By Those Who Live it Daily", AAC Natl Conference, NYC
Apr 1989    "Separating Out Adoption Issues From Other Issues in Clinical Work", AAC National Conference, NYC
Apr 1989    "For Those Who Do Not Wish to Search",  AAC National Conference, New York City
Mar 1989    "Understanding Your Adopted Teenager", Adoptive Parents Committee, March Monthly Meeting        
Mar 1989    "Surviving Adolescence"  Spring Lecture Series,  Jewish Child Care Association, New York, NY
Nov 1988    "Clinical Issues in Adoption" Psychiatry Grand Rds, Jewish Bd. of Family & Childrens Services, Bx, NY
Nov 1988    "Chicken, Egg, Nest"  Adoptive Parents Committee Annual Conference,  Bronx, NY
Nov 1988    "Understanding Your Adopted Teenager", Adoptive Parents Committee Annual Conference, Bronx, NY
Jul 1988    "The Adoption Experience",  The American Jewish Committee, New York City
  May 1988    "Understanding the Adopted Adult", American Jewish Committee, New York City
  May 1988    "Psychopathology and Adopted Adolescents", Fordham Univ., Graduate School of Social Services, NYC
  Apr 1988    Keynote- "Why Open Adoption Records", Adoption Forum 15th Anniversary, Phila         
  Apr 1988    "Understanding Your Adopted Child",  New York State Singles Adopting Children, NYC
  Apr 1988    "Adoptee's Sense of Self",  Birthparent Support Network,  Annual Conference, Plainview, NY
  Apr 1988    "Significant Others in Adoption",  10th Annual Amer Adoption Congress National Conference, Calgary
  Apr 1988    "What To Do If You Search and Never Find",  10th Annual AAC National Conference, Calgary
  Mar 1988    "Chicken, Egg, Nest"  Parents of Tomorrow Conference,  Concord Hotel, NY
  Mar 1988    "The Adoption Experience", Parents of Tomorrow Conference, Concord Hotel, NY
  Mar 1988    "Normative Crisis for Adopted Adolescents", Fordham Univ. Graduate School of Social Services, NYC    
  Nov 1987    "Chicken, Egg, Nest"  Adoptive Family Network Annual Conference, CW Post College, NY
  Nov 1987    "Understanding Why Adoptees Search",  Adopt Parents Committee Conf. Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  May 1987    "Is it OK to Search?", 9th Annual American Adoption Congress, National Conference, Boston.
  Apr 1987    "The Adoption Experience", Birthparent Support Network, Annual Conference, White Plains
  Feb 1987    "Clinical Issues with Adoptees", Social Workers Conf, St Catherine's Family Svces ,Hempstead,NY
  Nov 1986     "Clinical Issues with Adoptees" Social Workers Conference, Catholic Charities, Syracuse
  Nov 1986    "Understanding Your Adopted Child", Adoptive Parents Committee, Annual Conf. C.W.Post College, NY
  Nov 1986    "Understanding Your Adopted Child", Adoptive Family Network, Annual Conf, C.W.Post College, NY

MEDIA APPEARANCES:\


Feb 2016     Adoption & Abuse, National Assn of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Mar 2012     Medical Atrocities, WBAI, New York

Dec 2011     Media Storm Documentary, "Broken Lines"
Sept 2010    Finding Our Place: 100 Memorable Adoptees,  etc.
Sept 2010    Genetic Attraction, NPR, Seattle, WA
May 2010   Review of Adoption Healing in Korean Journal of Adoption Studies
May 2010    "Genetic Attraction Documentary", Australia
Apr 2010    Baby Trafficking, RTV, Russian Television Network
Apr 2009    Madonna’s Adoption, CNN Headline News
Oct 2008    Featured in “Distinguished Adoptees.. etc. : A Biographical Dictionary
Sep 2008    “Adoption Issues” - Speaking of Adoption, WOON, Woonsocket, RI
May 2008    “Genetic Attraction”, Good Morning America - Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Apr 2008    “Adoption and the Law “, The Justice Hour, Boca Raton, FL
Apr 2008    “Genetic Attraction”, Sixty Minutes - Australia
Mar 2008    “New Jersey Open Records”, WMGQ News, New Brunswick, NJ
Jan 2008    “Adoption Issues” - Speaking of Adoption, WOON, Woonsocket, RI
Feb 2007    “Genetic Attraction” - Primetime  ABC News
Oct 2006    “Black Market Adoption” - The Adoption Show, Toronto, Canada
Oct 2006    “Adoption Reversal” - Paula Zahn Show, CNN
Oct 2006    “Adoption Reversal” - Geraldo Show, FoxTV Network
Oct 2006    “Genetic Attraction” - Geraldo Show, FoxTV Network
Sep 2006    “Genetic Attraction” - Village Voice, New York City
Sep 2006    “Black Market Babies” - Eye on New York, WXPN-TV
Aug 2006    “Adoption Issues” - Speaking of Adoption, WSAR, Fall River Mass
Nov 2006    “Adoption Issues” - Eye on New York, WXPN-TV
Jun 2006    “Adoption Issues for Natural Mothers” - The Adoption Show, Toronto, Canada
Jun 2006    “Adoption Issues” - The Adoption Show, Toronto, Canada
Aug 2004    Chicago Tribune, “Anti-Adoption activists”
Aug 2004    Mike Gallagher Show, “Anti-Adoption activists”
Dec 2003    Chum TV, Toronto, “Genetic Sexual Attraction)
Nov 2002    Rockland County Journal News, “For the love of a child”
Jan 2002           New York Newsday, “The Unvarnished Truth”
Aug 2001    Global Japanese Network, “Baby Selling on the Internet”
July 2001    CNN Headline News, “March on Washington”    
July 2001    The Seeker, “March on Washington”
May 2001    Don and Carla Talk Show, World-Wide Web, “Why Open Records”
Apr 2001    Don and Carla Talk Show, World-Wide Web, “Adoption Healing”
Mar 2001    MSNBC News, “Adoption By Kidnapping”
Oct 2000    Courier News, Plainfield, NJ, “Adoption Therapist”
Oct 2000    Global Japanese Network, “Adoption Therapist: Joe Soll”
Aug 2000    WYDE-AM, Birmingham, AL      The Donna Wilson Show, “On Adoption”
Jul 2000    Fox Five TV News, Washington, DC. “March on Washington”
Jul 2000    The Journal News, Nyack, NY   “Activist Crusades for the Adopted”
Jul 2000    The Seeker, “March on Washington”
Jun 2000    The Seeker, “Baby Dump Laws” and “Re-Birthing”
Mar 2000    WABC-TV NYC, Evening News, “Grandparents Rights”
Jan 2000    Montgomery Alabama Advertiser, “Alabama’s adoption laws frustrate adoptees”
Jan 2000    WYDE, Live Talk Radio,  Birmingham, AL  “To Search or Not to Search”
Jan 2000    The Seeker, “March on Washington”
Jan 2000    New York Daily News, “Adopted and Kept in the Dark”
Jan 2000    KIEV Radio, Los Angeles, “Should Adoption Records Be Open”
Nov 1999    MSNBC News, “What Prospective Adoptive Parents Should Know”
Aug 1999    Binghamton, NY Press, “Adoption and Search”
Jun 1999              Talk America Radio, “Adoption Rights”
Jun 1998    Pittsburgh Tribune, “Civil Rights in Adoption”
Jun 1998    San Francisco Chronicle, “Civil Rights in Adoption”
Jun 1998    Rockland County Journal News, “Civil Rights in Adoption”
May 1998    HBO Special “Reno Finds Her Mom”
May 1998    New York Daily News, “Adoption Registries”
Oct 1997    American Journal, “Celebrity Adoptions”
Oct 1997    CNN Headline News, “Foreign Adoptions”
Sep 1997    Montel Williams Show, “About Separating Siblings”
Jun 1997    MSNBC News, “Open Records Debate”
 Feb 1997    NewsTalk Television, “Open Records Debate”
 Feb 1997    FOX Ten O’Clock News, “Psychology of Adoption Search”
 Jan 1997    MSNBC TV Talk Show,  “Baby Richard Revisited”
 Jan 1997    FOX Cable Network, “Interracial Adoption Debate”
 Oct 1996    WRKL News, “Merits of Searching”
 Oct 1996    Rockland County Journal News & Westchester Gannett Newspapers,  “Adoption’s Other Side”
 Aug 1996    NewsTalk Television, “Open Records Debate”
 Jun 1996    Joanne Shrebnick Show, WRKL, “About Searching”
 Jun 1996    Freddy Mertl Show, WRKL, “About Searching”
 May 1996    Day and Date, “About Hillary Clinton Adopting a Child”
 Apr 1996    Regional News Network, “Profile on Joe Soll’s Search”
 Mar 1996    Rockland County Journal News, “Congers Man Fights for the Adopted”
 Mar 1996    NewsTalk Television, “Open Records Debate”
 Feb 1996    WYNY Public Affairs Radio, “Adoption Issues”
 Jan 1996    NewsTalk Television, “Psychology of Interracial Adoption”
 Jan 1996    Mark Walberg Show, “Reunions and the Right to Know” (2 reruns)
 Nov 1995    Sally Jesse Raphael, "Psychology of Interracial Adoption"
 Oct 1995    Good Day New York, "Psychology of Interracial Adoption"
 Sep 1995    American Baby Magazine, "Adoptees as Parents"
 Jun 1995    ABC TV Network, EXTRA, "Maury Povich New Baby"
 Jun 1995    CBSTV Network This Morning, "Baby Custody Decisions"
 Jun 1995    NBC Network News, "Access to Information"
 Jun 1995    WRCA-TV, Washington, DC, "Adoption Laws"
 Apr, 1995    Portrayed as a Therapist in NBC Made for TV Movie, "The Other Mother"
 Mar 1995    Rolanda, "Sexuality and Adoption"
 Mar 1995    NewsTalk, "Transracial Adoption Debate"
 Jan 1995    CBSTV Network News “Baby Richard”
 Jun -Dec 94    Host of weekly Adoption Crossroads of the Air, WLIR-AM, Rockland County, NY (26 broadcasts)
 Dec 1994    The Talk Show, "Adoption and Violence"
 Nov 1994    Fox Television, Street Talk, "Bring Back Orphanages?"
 Oct 1994    New York Newsday, CERA Conference
 Sep 1994    WNYC - AM, Ethics of Search
 Sep 1994    Geraldo, "Best Interest of Parent or Child?"
 Aug 1994    Fox Television, Street Talk, "Best Interest of Parent or Child?"
 Aug 1994    "Investigative Reports ", A & E Cable Network,  Documentary on the Search Movement (2 reruns)
 Aug 1994    WGNU, St Louis, Adoption Issues in the 90's
 Jul 1994    "Am I Nuts?", CNBC-TV, "The Conflicts of Search"
 Jun 1994    CNN Headline News, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1994    FOX-TV News, Washington, DC, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1994    WTOP Radio News, Washington, "Why Search"
 Jun 1994    WOL Radio Network, Washington, "The Need to Know"
 Jun 1994    National Public Radio, Washington, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1994    WILM, CBS News, Wilmington, "The Right to Know"
 Jun 1994    WLS-TV News, Wilmington, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1994    WHYY-TV, PBS, Wilmington, "The Right to Know"
 Jun 1994    WDEL News, Wilmington, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1994    WPVI-TV News, Philadelphia, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1994    WKYW-TV News, Philadelphia, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1994    FOX-TV News, Philadelphia, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1994    Newark Star Ledger, "March on Washington
 Jun 1994    City Beat, WNYC Public Radio, "The Right to Know"
 Jun 1994    WGNU, St Louis, Adoption Issues in the 90's
 May 1994    WGNU, St Louis, Adoption Issues in the 90's
 Jan 1994    WGNU, St Louis, Adoption Issues in the 90's
 Apr 1994    Ricki Lake, "Psychology of Reunions"
 Mar 1994    Sonya LIve, CNN, "The Need to Know Who You Are"
 Mar 1994    "Law Line",  WNYC, "Legalities and Searching"
 Feb 1994    WNBC-TV, Broadcast News, "The Right to Know Your Heritage"
 Feb 1994    Sally Jesse Raphael, "Angry Adoptees"
 Jan 1994    WBDO, St Louis, Adoption Issues in the 90's
 Dec 1993    60 Minutes "Searching"
 Nov 1983    Houston Post  "Open Adoption"
 Oct 1993    WABC-TV News, "Impact of Separation"
 Oct 1993    New York Newsday, Part II, "On Searching"
  Sep 1993    Sally Jesse Raphael, "Impact of Separation"
 Sep 1993    Dateline, NBC, "The Move to Open Adoption Records"
 Sep 1993    Telcom Japan International, Tokyo,  "Impact of Adoption",
 Aug 1993    Maury Povitch Show, "Impact of Separation"
 Aug 1993    Time Magazine, "Where Should Jessica Be?"
 Aug 1993    New York Times Letter to the Editor, "Impact of Separation"
 Aug 1993    Dallas Morning News, "Scared of Adopting?"
 Aug 1993    Fox Television, Street Talk, "Where Should Jessica be ?"
 Aug 1993    WYLL Talk Radio, Chicago, "DeBoers vs Schmidts - Best Interest of Child"
 Jul 1993    WABC-TV, Heart of the Matter, "Psychology of Adoption"
 Jul 1993    WNBC-TV Special, "Are Reunions Disruptive?"
 Jul 1993    KABC, Los Angeles "DeBoers vs Schmidts - Where should Jessica be?"
 Jul 1993    Heart of the Matter, WABC-TV, "Psychology of Adoption"
 Jul 1993    Miami Herald, "Why Open Adoption?"
 Jul 1993    People Magazine, "DeBoers vs Schmidts - Where should Jessica be?"
 Jun 1993    CNN Headline News, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1993    Fox 5 Network News, "Rally for Civil Rights"
 Jun 1993    WNBC Network News, "Rally for Civil Rights"
 Jun 1993    WTOP (CBS Radio Network) News, "Why are you Marching?"
Jun 1993    Cecil (MD), Whig, "March on Washington"
Jun 1993    1st State News, Wilmington, "March on Washington"
Jun 1993    Wilmington News Journal, "Walking for Civil Rights"
Jun 1993    WDEL, Wilmington, "March on Washington"
 Jun 1993     WILS, Wilmington, "Right to Know Who You Are"
 Jun 1993    Delaware County, PA News, "March on Washington
 Jun 1993    WPHL-TV, Philadelphia, "March on Washington"
  Jun 1993    WPVI-TV News, Philadelphia, "March on Washington"
  Jun 1993    Bridgewater, NJ News, "March on Washington"
  Jun 1993    WKYW-TV News, Philadelphia, "The Right to Know"
  Jun 1993    New York 1 News, "March on Washington"
  Jun 1993    WCBS Radio Network News, "March on Washington"
  May 1993    Springfield, MA News, "March on Washington"
  May 1993    WDEL News, Wilmington, "The March on Washington"
  May 1993    Jane Whitney Show, "Psychology of Adoption"
  Mar 1993    Sally Jesse Raphael, "Reunions Revisited"
  Mar 1993    Diana Montford Show, "Psychology of Adoption"
  Jan 1993    Faith Daniels Show, "Psychology of Searching for Minors"
  Dec 1992    WCBS-TV Documentary "Fathers and Sons, Mothers and Daughters"
  Dec 1992    Associated Press Wire Story, "Mothers and Sons in Search"
  Nov 1992    Maury Povich Show, "Baby Brokers"
  Oct 1992    Montel Williams Show, "Psychology of Reunions"
  Oct 1992    New York Newsday, "Manhattan Profile"
  Sep 1992    WPIX-TV Evening News, "Psychology of Adoption"
  Jun 1992    Fox Television Morning News, "Identity and Adoption", Washington, DC
  Jun 1992    Ch 2, Heritage Evening News, "March on Washington", Wilmington
 Jun 1992    KYW-TV Evening News, "March on Washington", Philadelphia
May 1992    WCBS-TV Evening News, "March on Washington", New York
May 1992    WNBC-TV Evening News, "Psychology of Adoption"
Apr 1992    48 Hours, CBS Television Network, "Family Secrets" (2 Reruns)
Apr 1992    Unsolved Mysteries, "Black Market Baby" (13 Reruns)
Apr 1992    WABC-TV EyeWitness News, "Psychology of Adoption"
Feb 1992    NY Post, Charles Carillo's Column, "Is the Truth Too Much to Ask For?"
Dec 1991    WPIX-TV, BEST TALK, "Open Adoption"
Dec 1991    FOX Television Network, Evening News, "Adoption & Search"
Nov 1991    Resident Publications Cover Story, "Adoption and Search"
Oct 1991    FOX Television, Good Day New York, "Identity Issues"
Oct 1991    Business Week, "Psychology of Searching"
Sep 1991    Maury Povitch Show, "Giving Back Babies"
Aug 1991    WOR-TV Evening News, "Psychology of Adoption"
Aug 1991    The Home Show, "A Place to Get Help"
Aug 1991    WCBS-TV Evening News "Someone You Should Know"
Jul 1991    "Geraldo", "Psychology of Reunions"
Jun 1991    CNN International News, "1991 March on Washington"
Jun 1991    CNN Headline News, "1991 March on Washington"
Jun 1991    WCBS Radio Network, "March on Washington"
Jun 1991    WMAL News, Washington, DC - "March to Washington"
Jun 1991    WHWH News, Wilmington, "March to Washington"
Jun 1991    Wilmington News, "March to Washington"
Jun 1991    Trenton Times, "March to Washington"
Jun 1991    WMAR-TV News, Baltimore, "March on Washington"
Jun 1991    WNBC-TV News, New York City, "On the 1991 March to Washington
Jun 1991    WPVI-TV News, Philadelphia, "On the 1991 March to Washington"
Jun 1991    New York Daily News, Bill Bell's City Beat, "Questions That Won't Go Away"
Jun 1991    "Channel 10, The People", WCAU-TV, "Open Record Discussion"
May 1991    Today Show, WNBC-TV, "Psychology of Adoption"
May 1991    Fox Television, "Good Day New York", "Fears of Intimacy"
Dec 1990    WJNO, West Palm Beach, "On Searching"
Dec 1990    48 Hours, CBS Television Network, "Open vs Closed Adoption Records"
Oct 1990    CNBC-TV, Consumer Speakout, "Interracial Adoption Debate"
Aug 1990    Sally Jesse Raphael Show, "Private Adoption Debate"
Aug 1990    News12, NY, "The Effects of Adoption"
Jul 1990    WNTR, Washington, DC, "On the March to Washington"
Jul 1990    Group W Network, "On the March to Washington"
Jul 1990    CBS Radio Network, "On the March to Washington"
Jul 1990    KDKA, Pittsburgh, "Council for Equal Rights in Adoption"
Jun 1990    WABC-AM, Harley Carns Show, "On the March to Washington"
Jun 1990    WFUV, "On the March to Washington"
Jun 1990    WAMD, Aberdeen, MD, "On the March to Washington"
May 1990    WXTV News, National Open My Records Day
May 1990    WFAS "Law in the News", "On Open Records"
Feb 1990    WNYC-TV, Documentary on Open Records
Feb 1990    WPIX-TV, On Location, Adoption Circle
Feb 1990    Joan Rivers Show, "On Searching"
Jan 1990    Sally Jesse Raphael Show "Famous Adoptees"
Sep 1989    WCBS-TV, Evening News-Troubleshooter, "Helping a Dying Woman"
Aug 1989    WRC, Washington, D.C., The Bev Smith Show, "March on Washington"
Aug 1989    CNBC-TV, CNBC Live, "Open Record Debate"
Aug 1989    Joe Allen Show, WBAU, Garden City, NY, "American Adoption Congress"
Jul 1989    Joe Franklin Show, WOR-TV, "March on Washington to H.E.A.L."
Jul 1989    WHSE, Home Shopping Network, NYC, "American Adoption Congress"
Jul 1989    WMTR, New Jersey News, "March on Washington to H.E.A.L."
Jul 1989    WNET, Evening News, New York, "March on Washington to H.E.A.L."
Jul 1989    WCAU-TV, Evening News, Philadelphia, "March on Washington to H.E.A.L."
Jun 1989    Stan Martin Show, "March on Washington to H.E.A.L."
Jun 1989    WNBC-TV Evening News "Black Market Adoptions"
Apr 1989    WABC-TV, Commercial for The American Adoption Congress
Apr 1989    WNBC-TV Evening News "Red Tape Ceremony at Hotel Roosevelt"
Aug 1988    People are Talking, KYW, Phila, "Open Record Debate"
May 1988    Kelly & Co, WXYZ-TV Detroit,  "Adoption Panel"
May 1988    Morton Downey Jr. Show, "Open Record Debate"
Feb 1988    Morton Downey Jr. Show, "Adoption Practices Controversy"
Nov 1987    Sally Jesse Raphael Show, "Illegal Adoptions"     
Nov 1987    All Networks, Evening News (Live), 'Lisa' Candlelight Ceremony.
Nov 1987    WNBC-TV Evening News, "About Private Adoption"
Nov 1987    WOR-TV Evening News, "About Private Adoption"
Nov 1987    WXTV-TV Evening News, "About Private Adoption"
Sep 1987    Sally Jesse Raphael Show, "Secrecy in Adoption"
Aug 1987    Joanne Schrednick Show, "Adoption Panel"
Jun 1986    Regis Philbin,  "About Search and Reunion"
May 1986    Best Talk in Town,  "About Search and Reunion"
Nov 1985    Regis Philbin's Lifestyles, "Open Record Debate"
Nov 1984    Barry Gray Show, "About Adoption"
May 1984    Barry Farber, "About Search and Reunion"

CONSULTING:
Mar 1996    Expert witness in a "best interest of child hearing", Niagara County, NY Family Court
Mar 1995    Expert witness in a "best interest of child hearing", Cambridge, MA Family Court
May 1994    Expert witness in a "best interest of child hearing", Brooklyn, NY Family Court
Mar 1994    Consulted by New York City law firm about a "best interest of child hearing"
Jul 1993    Consulted by New York City law firm about a "best interest of child hearing".
Oct 1992    Consulted by New Jersey Public Defender about psychology of accused  murderer.
Sep 1988    Expert consulted by the New York City District Attorney about private adoption for Steinberg Grand Jury.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR as a Mental Health Professional regarding the impact of separation of mother and child:
Dec 1990    New York Newsday
Aug 1993    New York Times    
Nov 2004   Gannett Journal News    

Quoted as a Mental Health Professional by:  New York Times, London-England Guardian,  New York Newsday, New York Daily News, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Wilmington News Journal, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Seventeen, Time Magazine and American Baby.
                                    
Profiled in NY Newsday, NY Daily News, NY Post, East Side Resident, Rockland County Journal News and the International Museum of Women, Finding Our Place: 100 Memorable Adoptees,etc.

Quoted or Acknowledged in the following books:
2nd Choice: Growing Up Adopted, Adoption Reunion Survival Guide, Adoption Triangle, Adoption Wisdom, Birthright, Communicating with the Adopted Child, Growing Up Adopted, In a Garden of Our Own Making, Journey of the Adopted Self, Lost and Found, On Being Adopted, Psychology of Adoption, Shedding Light, Where Are My Birthparents?, Yesterday They Took My Baby, The Matthew Heikkila Story, The Family of Adoption, Soul Connection, The Bridge Less Traveled..  Profiled in the International Museum of Women., Finding Our Place: 100 Memorable Adoptees,etc.


Portrayed as a therapist in a NBC Made-for-TV movie about adoption  (1995)
Played myself as psychotherapist  in HBO special “Reno Finds Her Mom” (1998)
Played myself in award winning Global Japan documentary, Adoption Therapist (2000)
Played myself in the MediaStorm 2011 documentary "Broken Lines" (2011)

Updated March 2013