Lauren Cleary is an attorney specializing in public health, working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She graduated from Connecticut College and then obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston before attending Vermont Law School. After graduating from law school, she worked as a judicial law clerk for the trial court judges of Vermont and later entered private practice specializing in health law. Wanting to apply those skills in the public sector, she took a job with MassHealth and now specializes in Medicaid issues.
Lauren recently became involved in intercountry adoption through personal experience. She has an adopted son and saw through the process of bringing him home that the intercountry adoption systems do not always serve the best interests of the children, the autonomy of the birthmothers, or the concerns of adopting parents. She believes that those systems can be improved to encourage and help bring together children without parents and caring adults wanting to parent to form nurturing, loving, multicultural families. She joined FOA's Board of Directors to help provide legal analysis of the laws, bills, and regulations affecting international adoption so we can work to facilitate intercountry adoption as a wonderful way to form families and to encourage global understanding.
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|Focus on Adoption (FOA)||Board member||2004-01-01|
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|FOA IRS-990 2004, 2005||2005-12-31|
|Focus on Adoption: Who we are and Mission July 2006||2006-07-14|