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Charlyn Spiering

Life Coaching for those touched by or considering adoption or foster care based on the reality of the practice today.


About Charlyn

I am the mother of five kids, two of whom are adopted. While raising my family I often thought about all we had been through along our path to adoption. We learned so much about what doesn't work in adoption and foster care and what we would like to see fixed. I thought there must be so many people out there with other experiences and ideas we could learn from. I knew that fixing adoption could touch so many other worlds. Within adoption, there are connections to poverty, women's issues, international relations, and the care of children and orphans. I wanted to start conversations and initiate creative problem-solving around the issues in adoption and foster care. So in 2022, I started a podcast called Adoption Uncovered. I hoped that people inside and outside of the adoption world could learn more about what needs to be fixed and creative ways to address those problems by listening to the experiences and ideas of people who should know. I have learned so much from interviewing adoptees, first parents, social workers, and other adoptive parents, and I have been immensely grateful for connecting with such amazing people. 

Now I am offering life coaching to anyone touched by adoption. I am combining my experience with the training I have received to help adoptees, foster parents, first families, and others connected to adoption or foster care to refine and reach their goals in life. I also offer coaching to families who are just starting their foster care or adoption journey.

  • North Carolina, United States
  • Certified Professional Coach
Who I Help
  • Adoptees
  • Adoptive Parents
  • First Families
  • Former Foster Youth
  • Foster Parents
  • Pre-Adoptive Families
  • Pre-Foster Parents
  • Pregnant Women