Leslie Pate Mackinnon, L.C.S.W, is a seasoned and well-respected therapist in both the adoption community and MPE communities. She is a nationally known trainer who travels across the country training therapists, agencies and child welfare workers about the psychological issues inherent in adoption and third-party reproduction. Following four decades of successful practice in Atlanta, Leslie and her husband relocated to Asheville, NC. 

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Updating The Institution Of Adoption

May 31, 2017 | 17,491 Comments

As a birth mother, psychotherapist and adoption reform advocate, I am acutely aware of how much myth and …

The Girl Connection

The Girl Connection

Nov 17, 2014 | No Comments

Over the course of their lives, adopted children and adults face the challenge of exploring the meaning of adoption, and …