"The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole" is Lori Holden's first book, born from listening to hundreds of people living in adoption -- adult adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents and adoption professionals. Lori was named a Top 10 Must-Read Mom by Parenting magazine and was honored at the annual BlogHer Conference in 2010. She also had an article published in Parenting and in Conceive magazines at that time.
Her blog, LavenderLuz.com, has been listed by Adoptive Families magazine, Circle of Moms and by Grown in My Heart to be one of the top adoption blogs.
Besides Parenting, Pathway 2 Family and Adoptive Families magazines, Lori has written for The American Fertility Association, RESOLVE.org and Kaiser Permanente's Partners in Health magazine. Lori has spoken at BlogHer conferences about Adoption/Loss/Infertility (ALI) issues about authenticity in writing. She is a columnist at the Huffington Post and for MileHighMamas.com, a Denver Post site.
Lori has lived in Japan and in the Middle East, and currently lives in Denver with her husband, Roger, and two children. Her daughter, Tessa, and her son, Reed, continue to teach her every day.
For more information, please see Lori's regularly updated blog, LavenderLuz.com or email her at Lori@LavenderLuz.com.
Lori is available to speak at book signings and adoption agency gatherings, as well as at adoption-oriented conferences as a speaker or keynoter. See Listen To Your Mother Show clip at http://youtu.be/j3KRFolP1Uk