Cindy Champnella is a PhD prepared psychologist, author and acclaimed speaker who has presented to numerous civic, community and religious groups all over the United States. Cindy has published: The Waiting Child: How the Faith and Hope of One Orphan Saved the Life of Another (St. Martin’s Press, 2003), was a contributing writer to Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections (EMK Press, 2007); and Pieces of Me: Who Do I Want to Be (EMK Press, 2009). Cindy’s first book was excerpted in Ladies Home Journal and Women’s Weekly. She is a former guest columnist for The Detroit News and a regular feature writer for Adoption Today magazine. In addition to her “day job” as a college administrator, she is an adjunct psychology faculty member, a passionate advocate for at-risk children and has assisted hundreds of families in their international adoption efforts. Cindy has graduate degrees both in psychology and in business. She is married and has five children, including two daughters adopted from China. She lives in Farmington Hills, MI.