Foster and adopted children often present parents with certain challenges that are formidable and unique. As foster and adoptive parents, we are regularly faced with the complexities and dilemmas that our children’s behavioral and mental health conditions present. In turn, most of us focus our energies almost exclusively on our children, losing sight of our own individual needs and neglecting the consistent connections that a relationship requires to endure successfully. Join Julie and David Bulitt, adoptive parents and authors of the award-winning book, ‘The Five Core Conversations for Couples’, to discuss the distinct difficulties faced by foster and adoptive parents as well as strategies to keep your own relationship with your partner stable and strong.
Julie Bulitt is a licensed clinical social worker who has spent more than 25 years working with individuals, couples and families. She is a clinical supervisor at C.A.S.E. Her private practice focuses on family, couples and individual therapy, ADHD and Executive Functioning coaching. She has served as a Clinical Supervisor and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Mental Health Association. She presently serves as the in-house therapist for The Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland.
David Bulitt is a partner in the Washington, D.C. Metro law firm of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA. For more than a decade, he has been chosen as one of the area’s top divorce lawyers by multiple publications and recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” and a Washington, D.C. Metro “Super Lawyer.” Praised as “the lawyer who epitomizes stability and old-fashioned common sense” by Bethesda Magazine, David has a particular interest in families with special needs children as a result of his personal experiences. He is the author of two fiction novels and multiple articles in legal publications and has appeared on several local shows.
DAVID AND JULIE have been married for 35 years. They have four daughters, two of whom are biological and two adopted, and three grandchildren. They divide their time between suburban Washington, D.C. and Bethany Beach, Delaware. Learn more about David and Julie at www.thebulitts.com. They are coauthors of The Five Core Conversations for Couples. They are active on all major social media platforms and can be found @thebulitts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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