Speaking

Is Adoptee Healing Possible.
This speaking gig was a life-changer for Sherrie. She shared for the first time about her relationship with her adoptive mom.

Sherrie speaks across North America and occasionally internationally to adoptees, adoptive and foster parents, and professionals.

Past Speaking Engagements

    • African Cradle, Inc., Modesto, CA
    • Sunshine Community Church, Grand Rapids, MI
    • Live At Nine: WREG:-TV/DT;, Memphis, TN
    • CN 8 TV:  Union, N.J
    • GAALA Conference: Lake Lanier, GA
    • Adoption Center of Midwest, Memphis, TN
    • Agape Child and Family Services, Memphis, TN
    • Colorado Heritage Camp Too, Denver, CO
    • College Park Church, Indianapolis, IN
    • Southeast Christian Church: Life Is Hard Conference, Louisville, KY
    • Centers for Children and Families Post Adoption Program: The Social Work Club at Abilene Christian University: Midland, TX
    • KRCS AM, Odessa, TX
    • KWKC Talk Radio, Abilene, TX
    • Target Corporation: Minneapolis, MN
    • Children’s Home of NC, Greenville, NC
    • Journeys of the Heart National Reunion, Glen Ellen, IL
    • Families of Children from China, Cincinnati, OH
    • Adoption Family Day, Herrin, IL
    • Merced College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program, Sacramento, CA
    • Adoption Coalition of Texas, Houston, TX
    • Adoptive Parente Conference, McMurray University, Wichita Falls and Abilene, TX
    • Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services, Oklahoma City, OK
    • Ramah International, St. Johns, Michigan
    • Conference with Sherrie Eldridge: Montreal, Quebec
    • Christian Family Care Agency, Phoenix, AZ
    • Dillon International, St. Louis, MO
    • Lilliput Children’s Services, Sacramento, CA
    • Families for Our Children, Memphis, TN
    • IFAPA Trainings: Cedar Rapids, Ottumawa, Ft. Dodge, Atlantic, Ames, Waterloo, Dubuque,  Davenport, IA
    • New Life Children’s Services: Houston, TX
    • San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services, San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Midland Evangelical Church Women’s Ministry, Midland, MI
    • PASS, St. Johns, MI
    • Central Methodist Church, Richmond, IN
    • CBN Asia, Keynote for professors, government workers, and orphange supervisors, Beijing, CHINA
    • Adoptive Parent Keynote: Tang Mai, THAILAND
    • Department of Children’s Services: Noblesville, IN
    • Christian Alliance for Orphans, Keynote, breakout sessions, various locations

Current Speaking Topics

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

The Heart Language of Adopted Kids

How To Talk Adoption So Your Kids Will Listen

Helping Your Adopted/Foster Child Grieve

Adoption Reunions…Are They Worth It?

Why Adoptees Struggle on their Birthdays

How Adoptees Can Do Rejection Well

Keynotes

She is a frequent keynote presenter at adoption conventions, retreats, and intensives for adoption and foster care professionals, such as the American Adoption Congress, NACAC, ATTACh, Target Corporation Adoption Network, Denver Heritage Camps, Christian Alliance for Orphans, Tapestry Adoption and Foster Care Ministry, and CBN Asia.

CEUs

Attendees who require CEUs are able to get them from Sherrie’s presentations.

Mom Retreats

Sherrie has done several of these, and loves presenting to these awesome moms. Moms love hearing both the adopted child perspective as well as their own.

School and/or Library Readings

Always, there is time to do a reading at a school or library, especially for Adoption Awareness Month–November.

Upcoming Speaking Events

May 9-10, 2019: CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS 2019 SUMMIT, Louisville, “How To Talk Adoption So Your Kids Will Listen.”

August 16, 2019: INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES, RAPT 2019 Conference, Noblesville, IN, 13700 Conference Center Drive. “Interacting Effectively with the Adopted Child.”

May 2020: Cafo: Dallas, TX

February 2020: Johannesburg, South Africa

For media who would like resources about Sherrie and her work for television, radio, or blog interviews: rjeldridge@comcast.net

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