Lynn Franklin

Ms. Franklin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. Her interest and expertise in adoption derive from her experience as a birthmother who was reunited, after 27 years, with the son she placed for adoption. Since her reunion, she has participated in the Spence-Chapin Birth Mothers Advisory Committee. Ms. Franklin served on the Spence-Chapin Board of Directors for eleven years until 2006 when she was elected a lifelong Honorary Director. She speaks at adoption related meetings and conferences and is the author of May the Circle be Unbroken: An intimate journey into the heart of adoption (originally published hardcover Harmony Books, 1998, current paperback edition, iUniverse 2005). Ms. Franklin is the founder of two corporations, Lynn C. Franklin Associates, Ltd., devoted to author representation and agenting, and Franklin & Siegal Associates, Inc., dedicated to international literary and film scouting for international publishers and film producers. Her clients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the best-selling author Edvard Radzinsky, author of biographies on Tsar Nicholas II, Stalin, and Rasputin.