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About Jackie & Lisa

Throughout their careers, Jackie and Lisa have worked with adopted/fostered children and clients who have experienced infertility and perinatal loss.
They possess extensive experience working with singles, couples and LGBTQ individuals seeking to adopt domestically and abroad, as well as families with biological and adopted children.
As former social workers at the Toronto District School Board, Lisa and Jackie understand the unique needs and services available to children with learning needs, autism and FASD. They have broad experience counselling clients coping with mental health issues, perinatal loss, addictions, trauma and the adjustments faced by newcomer populations.

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Jackie Poplack 

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Lisa Kreindler

Jackie is an Adoption Practitioner who has been working in the field of adoption for over thirty years. She has visited children's villages worldwide, including institutions in India, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, China, South Korea, Morocco, Cambodia, South America and Europe.
Jackie was an adoption worker at the Toronto Children's Aid Society prior to working as a psychiatric social worker in the Day Treatment Program and The Women's Clinic at The Toronto Western Hospital.  At the Toronto District School Board, she provided counselling and support to families and children. 
Jackie has extensive experience in the fields of attachment, older child adoption, special needs adoption and international adoption and has worked closely with Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario.  She was a committee member of Ignite the Spark (Children's Aid Foundation), an enrichment program for children in the child welfare system across Canada.
Jackie has been listed as a non-sexist therapist by the Women's Referral and Resource Counselling Centre. She was a consultant to Adopt4Life, an adoptive parent advocacy group in Ontario.

Lisa is an Adoption Practitioner and clinical social worker in private practice who has worked with children and families for over two decades. She began working in adoption in 2007 and has visited children's homes worldwide, including organizations in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Morocco and across Europe.
In addition to her work with birth parents and domestic, international, inter-provincial and public adoptions, Lisa
has a special interest in working with LGBTQ+ prospective adoptive parents.
Lisa began her career at the former Women's Clinic at Toronto's Mt. Sinai Hospital, counselling women with high-risk pregnancies and who had experienced perinatal loss. She then trained at Integra, a children's mental health center for children with learning disabilities and autism, and worked in a therapeutic residential group home. After doing additional training in addictions counselling, Lisa worked as a school counsellor in New York State and, in 2000, returned to Toronto, to begin a twenty-year career as a TDSB school social worker, providing counselling and support to students and families across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

In addition to her work as a private adoption practitioner, Lisa maintains a private therapy practice in Toronto.
She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)



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