Addison Cooper, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Southern California. Addison is a clinical supervisor in the field of foster care adoption. He's journeyed with over 100 children as they finalized their adoptions out of foster care, and with many more as they journeyed through foster care on the route to reunification. Addison has written about film for The Huffington Post, Adoptive Families, Foster Focus, Adoption Today, Fostering Families Today, Focus on Adoption, and The New Social Worker. He also wrote a chapter in the 2014 anthology , Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age.
Addison was honored with an Emerging Leader Award for his work on Adoption at the Movies in 2014 by his alma mater, Eastern Nazarene College.
Addison lives in Southern California with his wife, who is a psychologist. He doesn't win many arguments.
About Adoption at the Movies
Adoption at the Movies helps families know what to expect when they go to the movies. It's also aimed at helping foster, adoptive, and pre-adoptive families start important conversations about adoption-related issues. Adoption issues are often highly emotional, and are also pretty often unique to adoption. Families often feel intimidated because the issues are so important and yet so unfamiliar. Movies are pretty easy to talk about though, and Adoption at the Movies is about using films as easy bridges into those important but hard-to-reach conversations.