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SPECIAL PANEL: Adoption-Informed Counseling: Themes and Reflections for Chinese Adoptees (Adoptee-Only)

  • 05/29/2024
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom, register for link
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CAA welcomes you to join our special panel event

Adoption-Informed Counseling: Themes and Reflections for Chinese Adoptees (Adoptee-Only Event)

With Joy Lieberthal-Rho, LCSW, and Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD

Join us Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 7:30-9:00pm ET


  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024. 7:30-9:00pm ET


  • Virtual - Register by Wednesday, May 29, 6:30PM to receive the Zoom link and password to the event.

  • Free for adoptee members; $10 for adoptee non-members. 


  • This event is for adoptees age 18+ and open to both members and non-members! The event will not be recorded.

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RSVP at for the Zoom link. If you have any questions, please email

We look forward to connecting with you all! See you soon!

~ CAA Virtual Events Committee ~

About the Event

CAA is hosting a special panel event, “Adoption-Informed Counseling: Themes and Reflections for Chinese Adoptees,” with Joy Lieberthal-Rho, LCSW, and Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Attendees will learn about adoption-informed treatment, screening questions for prospective therapists, specific questions when considering therapy, and common clinical experiences specific to Chinese adoptees and their families. This adoptee-only event will also include a Q&A session. 

Joy’s Bio: 

Joy Lieberthal Rho, LCSW, is a social worker/counselor in private practice and at the Juilliard School in NY. She is Co-Founder of, an online mental health and wellness resource for the international adoptee community. She is a founding member and former president of Also-Known-As, a policy analyst at Donaldson Adoption Institute and on the staff of a private adoption agency in NYC. Joy created the original mentorship programs for Also-Known-As and Spence-Chapin adoption agency. Joy worked as a clinical supervisor at the Korean American Family Service Center, a domestic violence service organization. She is adopted from Korea, was found by her birthmother in 1994 and continues to be in reunion with her.  


Instagram: @iamadoptee |

Facebook: @IAMAdoptee |

Chaitra’s Bio:

Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker is a licensed psychologist, international/transracial adoptee of color, and an adoptive parent. She specializes in providing mental health support focused on adoption, trauma, and racial identity work through her private practice based in Denver, Colorado. She is a frequent speaker and trainer at adoption agencies, camps, and conferences throughout the U.S., and the creator of the National Adoptee-Therapist Directory. She is also the author of “The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal,” “The Adoptive Parent Self-Reflection Journal,” and the “Adoptees Like Me” illustrated series for elementary readers.

Instagram: @dr.chaitrawirtaleiker



Chinese Adoptee Alliance
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and allies.
"C double A", formerly FCCNY.

PO Box 21670
2300 18th St NW Lobby
Washington, DC 20009 

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