Janice Goldwater, LCSW-C is the Founder and Executive Director of Adoptions Together, a Maryland, DC and Virginia licensed child placement agency that creates safety and permanency for children. A master's level social worker by training, she founded the agency in 1990, in response to serious gaps in the child welfare system. The agency provides adoption/permanency opportunities and support to all children in need, regardless of age, race, health or handicapping condition and strengthens families through educational programs and mental health services. Since 1990 more than 6000 children have been settled in permanent, stable families and thousands more have benefited by the therapeutic and support services offered by the agency.
Janice is a national and local presenter on issues relating to adoption, attachment, trauma, FASD and family stability. She is a mother by birth and adoption to four grown children.