Nancy Verrier

Nancy Verrier has a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology from John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California. She is a psychotherapist specializing in working with adoptees, natural mothers, and adoptive families. She is the mother of adopted, biological, and step children—all adults.

In addition to her clinical work, Mrs. Verrier is an internationally renown lecturer on adoption issues and separation trauma. She is the author of two books on adoption: The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child, published in 1993, and Coming Home to Self, due for publication in the fall of 2003. The Primal Wound has become a classic in adoption literature. Mrs. Verrier was awarded the Book of the Year Award from the Council for Equal Rights in Adoption in October 1993. In April 2003, Mrs. Verrier received the highest honor given by the American Adoption Congress: the Emma Valardi Humanitarian Award.