Melissa Guida-Richards

Guest Writer

Melissa Guida-Richards is an adoptee advocate, an educator, and the author of "What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption." She founded the Adoptee Thoughts Instagram and Podcast to help elevate adoptee voices and educate adoptive parents on the nuances and complexity of adoption. She has appeared on news outlets such as Washington Post, NYT, Tamron Hall, Good Day LA and has given workshops to dozens of adoption agencies for adoptive parents and adoption professionals. For more, check out