The BPAR Media Room

This page provides a sample of some of BPAR's media and speaking activity, recognition of our accomplishments, plus our own newsletter archive. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more.

BPAR receives its second Cummings Foundation grant in 2023

Boston Post Adoption Resources is proud to receive a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation $30 Million Grant Program in 2023!
We were chosen from a total of 630 nonprofit applicants
during a competitive review process.

This multi-year commitment is an investment in BPAR's mission to address the shortage of adoption-competent mental health support in Greater Boston and to offer trauma-informed therapeutic care in an environment that encourages lifelong healing.

BPAR Presentations & Speaking

The BPAR clinicians make presentations on adoption competency for mental health peers; discuss post adoption resources at conferences; and provide an adoption-related perspective to the traditional press and online media.

We welcome new speaking and media opportunities as part of our ongoing commitment to educating professionals and the public about mental health services and resources related to the adoption experience.

BPAR in the Media

Counseling Today interviewed Lillian Jiwoo Hexter for their July 2024 article "Adoption Complexities." Lillian referenced her research on adoptee mental health.

Attachment Theory in Action host Jenna Kelly talked with Lisa "LC" Coppola about the intersection of adoption and addiction on a June 2024 podcast.

Severance Magazine published Lisa Coppola's article "Drained Brain: What Happened When Professionals Missed My Relational Trauma and Jumped Right to an ADD Diagnosis in February 2024.

Grief specialist Ken Barringer invited Lisa Coppola to talk about unacknowledged grief in adoption on his Grief In Brief podcast in June 2023.

Fostering Families Today chose the Voices Unheard journal for a March 2023 book review, writing it is "designed with the end-user in work toward healing.

Jordan Rich interviewed Lisa Coppola about the techniques to help adoptees in  the Voices Unheard journal on the On Mic with Jordan Rich Podcast in January 2023.

Tony Hines interviewed Lisa Coppola to discuss the Voices Unheard journal on the C.A.S.E. Adoptee Author Series in December 2022.

Right Mind Media hosts discuss the mental health value of the Voices Unheard journal with Lisa Coppola and Kelly DiBenedetto in this September 2022 podcast.

Jordan Rich reviews the Voices Unheard journal for the WBZ Book Club to kick off National Adoption Month in November 2022.

Severance Magazine published a Q&A with Lisa Coppola to discuss how writing in the Voices Unheard journal is valuable and therapeutic for adoptees.

UMass Boston wrote a profile titled "Lisa Coppola '08 Publishes Writing Journal on Adult Adoptees" in the July 2022 alumni newsletter.

Northern Essex Community College published a Summer 2022 Q&A with Lisa Coppola discussing her career as a therapist and authoring the Voices Unheard journal with BPAR.

WCVB channel 5 Boston asked Kelly DiBenedetto and Erica Kramer to weigh in on preparing for DNA test kit surprises on December 16, 2021.

Good Morning America interviewed BPAR clinician Marta Sierra for their segment on a search and reunion story on November 18, 2021

Candy O'Terry interviews BPAR founder Jennifer Eckert on The Story Behind Her Success podcast, a weekly show to inspire women leaders, November 13, 2019

Jordan Marsh reviews BPAR's book, Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey on the WBZ NewsRadio Book Club segment, November 10, 2019

The Salem News captures Maya Rogers-Bursen's personal story and pre-adoption speech in "An Annual Event Where Families Are Made," November 22, 2019

The Sun in Osceola, WI sought out Jennifer Eckert for an expert's quote on adoptee emotions during the holidays on December 27, 2019

Jennifer Eckert in the Brookline TAB


BPAR founder Jennifer Eckert's Q&A with Wicked Local Brookline, April 7, 2017

South Shore Living Cover copy

BPAR's book, Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey, and Scituate native Kelly DiBenedetto, co-author and illustrator, in November 2017 South Shore Living

Jennifer Eckert contributes "parenting advice from local adoption therapists" in a BostonParents Paper "Beyond Adoption" story about a Harwich couple as they adopt their second child through DCF.

Online Recognition

Our Own Newsletter Archive

Every few months, we compile a newsletter packed full of information about new post adoption resources, BPAR team news, adoption events, and other information useful to the adoption and foster care community. Take a look at this archive list of past newsletters to see our impact over the years and how we've grown!

Spring/Summer 2024 Newsletter

Fall 2023 Newsletter

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2021 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

Book Release Newsletter April 2017

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter


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