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11 28 15 Patti Rooks: Mother to 19 Children after Adopting 18 through Foster Care

photo (1)Patti Rooks is a Mom to many: eighteen children home through adoption and one bio child.  She has fostered over 80 children in the last 14 years and stays in touch with many of them that are now adults.  Patti is a  certified Parenting Life Coach, a reflexologist (to help with attachment issues), a Clinical Aromatherapist (She uses to try and get some kids off of some of the psychotropic medications), Anger management trainer, and crisis intervention specialist. She has a degree in Biblical studies with a certification in Christian Counseling that she hopes to use one day to work with the foster and adoptive families through some of the secondary trauma that they experience.  Her biggest accomplishment is that her children have begun to advocate for others.   To follow Patti’s work and her awesome ministry, visit  www.pattirooksparentingcoach.com and also read her blog at http://extremeadoption.blogspot.com/.
Patti’s daughter, Precious, also has joined me on Adoption Perspectives in November!  Check out her interview, as well!

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