Sharon is currently co-authoring her next book, “The Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency,” based on the construct she developed with Deborah Silverstein in 1986. For many years, the two authors presented, developed curriculum and wrote articles based on adoption and foster care issues:

  • Loss
  • Rejection
  • Guilt/shame
  • Grief
  • Identity
  • Intimacy
  • Mastery/control

The Seven Core Issues creation has offered a path toward education and healing around the life long issues created by adoption and permanency. It has provided a framework for assessing, understanding, treating and naming the emotions of those touched by adoption, foster care and kin care. The Seven Core Issues in Adoption are referenced in various training and educational curriculum, internet sites, books and articles, and are often utilized and taught by professionals throughout the United States and Canada.

Therapists, social workers and those touched by adoption have been asking for this book! Many professionals are grateful that Sharon is undertaking the writing of this book. For several months Sharon and co-author Allison Davis Maxon have been expanding and blending the core issues with the field of attachment and trauma.


People touched by Sharon’s involvement in adoption:








The book will be published in 2019. Stay tuned for updates.