Help with Adoption Concerns


I have specialized in adoption-related education, counseling, and therapy for over 10 years.  Some areas of focus are:

  1. Bullet    Adoptive and Prospective Adoptive Parents

  2. Bullet    Search and Reunion- preparation and beyond

  3. Bullet    Decisions regarding unplanned pregnancy

  4. Bullet    Birth parents’ needs

  5. Bullet    Adult and young adult adoptees


I offer training and consultation for triad members, therapists, and adoption professionals in the Bay Area and nation-wide, at hospitals, training centers, and conferences.

Understanding the history and politics of adoption, as well as the very evocative nature of early family loss and alternative family formation, allows me to treat all triad members with the greatest respect. 



Melissa Holub, Ph.D.