I am an author, speaker, and psychotherapist with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in social work. I currently work as a consultant and therapist in the behavioral health field with children and families and their surrounding systems. I have been writing about adoption for over five years. I have served the adoption and foster care community through individual and family clinical work, group work, writing and presenting, and working for positive policy change. My writing and presentations have reached broad audiences through multiple books, magazines, major news and radio interviews, and conferences, and I have engaged with legislators at the state and congressional levels on adoption policy.
By the close of 2015, my writing on adoption will have been published in eight books. My writing and work focuses on the experience of being adopted, intersecting social justice issues, and adoption community centric/initiated movement toward positive change. I am a Yahoo!Voices featured mom activist and I am listed in the Top 20 Adoption blogs on the web by Adoptive Families Magazine.
Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2014). Taking Hold of the Pen that Writes my Life's Story. In M. Ellerman & D. Christian (Ed.), Dear Wonderful You: Letters to Adopted and Fostered Youth. Astoria: The An-Ya Project
Transue-Woolston, A. H. L., Stromberg, J., Pickell, K., & Anastasi, J. (2014). Lost daughters: writing adoption from a place of empowerment and peace. Minneapolis: CQT Media & Publishing and LGA, Inc.
Christian, D. R., & Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013). Perpetual child: adult adoptee anthology. Astoria: The An-Ya Project.
Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013). The declassified adoptee: essays of an adoption activist. Minneapolis: CQT Media & Publishing and LGA, Inc.
Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013). Foreword. In D. Christian (Ed.), An-Ya and her diary: Reader & parent guide. Astoria: The An-Ya Project.
Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013, summer). My first mother. Adoptive Families Magazine, Special Collector's Issue.
Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013, May). How to respect others' perspectives in the adoption community. Adoption Today, 15(9).
Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2012). Birth certificates of adoptees should not be amended. In C. Watkins (Ed.), At Issue: Are Adoption Policies Fair? Farmington Hills: Greenhaven Press.