Tara VanderWoude is a social worker who educates parents on various adoption and race-related topics. She has experienced and studied the complexities of adoption and has had countless conversations with other adoption-competent professionals and fellow adopted persons and their families.
Tara, a Korean-born adopted and adoptive parent, teaches with expertise using humor and grace. For several years, Tara worked as an adoption agency social worker, equipping families throughout the preparation phase to the post-adoption period. She recognizes the significant need for competent lifelong post-adoption education and ongoing support for the adoption community. Tara, a wife and mother lives in downtown Indianapolis. She believes humor, grace, and empathy are lifelong essentials and counts it a joy, privilege, and responsibility to share and educate others about the complexities of adoption.