Sharon Roszia

Sharon Kaplan Roszia M.S. entered the field of foster care and adoption in 1963. For the last 14 years, she has worked for the Kinship Center in Southern California as the Program Manager of the special needs foster/adoption program. Ms. Roszia has served in both the public and private child welfare sectors and has maintained a private practice. Her work with Deborah Silverstein on the Seven Core Issues in Adoption is the basis of the Adoption Clinical Training offered through Kinship Center’s Education Institute. Ms. Roszia has had the opportunity to lecture extensively both domestically and abroad. She has authored two books and several articles. She is nationally and internationally recognized as a pioneer in open adoptions. Ms. Roszia is a recipient of many national awards over the years. In 2006, she was honored with the Child Advocate of the Year Award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children and as an Angel in Adoption Award by Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute. Ms. Roszia is a parent by birth, adoption and foster care.