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Tracy L. Carlis, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice. Dr. Carlis specializes in all areas of adoption including individual and group therapy with children and adult adoptees, international and domestic adoptions, adoptive families, and birth parents. She is an adoption educator in the child welfare community, the medical and legal professions, adoptive and foster parent organizations and has taught classes at the university level. In addition, she has been an expert witness in a number of legal cases involving parricides by adoptive teens and young adults. As a member of the adoption constellation herself, she has specialized in the field for over twenty five years. Professionally trained through Kinship Alliance, she is also a member of the American Adoption Congress and Concerned United Birthparents. She has been in a reunion with her birth family for several decades and has successfully woven her adoptive and birth families’ lives back together.