Leslie Pate Mackinnon, L.C.SW, is a seasoned and well-respected therapist in the adoption community who works with individuals, families, and couples and runs several groups. In addition to her general practice, she specializes in working with individuals and families conceived through adoption and third-party reproduction. Leslie is a nationally known trainer who travels across the country training therapists, agencies and child welfare workers about psychological issues inherent in adoption and third-party reproduction. For people outside the Atlanta area, she offers phone and Skype consultations.

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Updating The Institution Of Adoption

May 31, 2017 | 8,182 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 …