Lisa parents two teenagers who joined her family through domestic adoption as infants. Prior to the adoptions, Lisa and her husband were certified foster parents for six years. Both children receive special education services through the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) system, giving Lisa insight to the importance of youth, parents, and caregivers having access to community resources and support to be an effective members of an IEP team. Professionally, Lisa has worked for statewide nonprofit associations and agencies providing support and resources to adoptive, foster, and kinship families to address their unique challenges as a formed family. Lisa plans and oversees our training events and conducts outreach activities to formed families and professionals.