Amanda Transue-Woolston

Amanda Transue-Woolston

Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, MSS is an author, speaker, and social worker with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in social work. Amanda has served the adoption and foster care communities through individual and family clinical work, group work, writing and presenting, and working for positive policy change. Her writing and presentations have reached broad audiences through multiple books, magazines, major news and radio interviews, and conferences, and she has engaged with legislators at the state and congressional levels on adoption policy.

Amanda founded Pennsylvania Adoptee Rights and the collaborative writing project Lost Daughters.  Amanda co-facilitates an adoption support group for anyone connected to adoption, and is a quarterly contributor to Gazillion Voices Magazine.  She is the author of "The Declassified Adoptee: Essays of an Adoption Activist" and a co-editor and contributor to numerous other works.  Amanda is best known for her internationally recognized, award-winning adoption blog, The Declassified Adoptee.  Find more of her work at

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