Keynote Speaker Maris H. Blechner, M ED, LCSW
Maris Blechner is an adoptive and birth parent, a licensed clinical social worker and educator, and a nationally respected trainer and speaker who has spent the last thirty-eight years working for the improvement of adoption and the child welfare system. One of the founders of the parent-led multiservice
adoption agency that she directed for twenty-six years, Maris relates proudly that she comes from the citizen-activist child-advocacy community and brings that neighborhood and personal family experience to her professional work. As a trainer and motivational speaker, she is known for her humorous and down-to-earth
style, and her ability to reach all types of audiences.
Hear Maris live at the 34th Annual Adoption Conference on Sunday, November 23, 2014.