Keynote Speaker

Holly van Gulden,
Adoption Counselor

Since 1985,Holly van Gulden has been training adoptive and foster parents and professionals throughout the United States, England, Scotland and Canada. In addition, for over twenty years, Holly has co-directed Adoptive Family Counseling Center with Claude Riedel.

Holly has co-authored books including, “Learning the Dance of Attachment”, “Real Parent, Real Children”: Parenting the Adopted Child. Holly is herself an adoptive parent who grew up in a multi-racial, international family comprised of six children born to the family, four adopted children and several foster brothers and sisters. This blend of professional and personal experience has given her extra insight into what it’s like to grow up adopted and to parent through adoption.