Susan Barons, LCSW, has been involved in the field of adoption since 1995. For the first twelve years of her practice, she worked with families adopting domestically and internationally. Throughout that time, she began to realize that, although adoptive families experience the same challenges that all families face as their children develop, they cope with additional challenges which have their roots in adoption.
In 2005, Risa Werner LCSW and Susan Barons LCSW founded Touched By Adoption. They provide support and education for adoptees. They also explore the unique challenges that adoptees face and help develop strategies to cope with them. They also conduct groups which provide support and education and a feeling of being understood.