About the Authors

Karen Foli Karen J. Foli, Ph.D., holds a Doctorate in communications research from the University of Illinois (1990) and a Masters degree in nursing (1985) from Indiana University. She is the author of Like Sound Through Water: A Mother's Journey Through Auditory Processing Disorder (Atria Books, 2002), a memoir in which she chronicled her birth son's difficulties in processing sounds correctly. With
years of experience in teaching, clinical experience, consulting, and research, Karen is currently a senior medical writer at a pharmaceutical company.

John R. Thompson, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine (1984). Based in Indianapolis, he practices psychiatric medicine across the lifespan, specializing in child and adolescent issues. In his work, he counsels both adoptive and kinship patients who are struggling with post-adoption stress and depression.

The married couple resides in Bloomington, Indiana with their three children, three cats, and four dogs.

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