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Live Virtual Reading of “Marie Discovers Her Superpowers”

December 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

$10 – $30
Marie Discovers Her Superpowers

Join Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker — licensed psychologist, international/transracial adoptee, adoptive parent, and debut author — for a live virtual reading of Marie Discovers Her Superpowers, the first book in the “Adoptees Like Me” illustrated series for elementary readers. In this story, children and parents will discover special ways to respond to adoption questions that empower adoptees to take ownership over their stories.

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Registration fees will be donated to Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families and support shipping costs for those who choose to have a personalized, autographed copy of the book mailed to them this holiday season.


To learn more about the “Adoptees Like Me” book series, visit AdopteesLikeMe.com. This event will not be recorded.

Book Description: Marie doesn’t want to go back to the park after a family of strangers asks too many personal questions about her adoption. Her mom introduces her to Dr. Chaitra, a therapist who is a transracial adoptee just like Marie. In therapy, Marie learns that adoptees have the power to handle those pesky questions in very special ways . . . but does she feel ready to return to the park?

Author Bio: Dr. Chaitra is an international and transracial adoptee from India. She traveled to the United States as a tiny baby, escorted in a basket with three other babies, and she’s pretty sure that’s why she likes her space when she sleeps now. When she’s not sleeping, she loves cooking, gardening, reading, hiking, kayaking, organizing office supplies, and eating French fries. She also loves spending time with other adoptees of all ages, including her own child, because she knows about all of the remarkable things that can happen when adoptees connect with each other. Dr. Chaitra wishes that every single adopted person in the world could visit her therapy office and talk with her about what it’s like to be an adoptee, but because that’s not possible, she decided to invite everyone into her therapy room by creating the “Adoptees Like Me” series.


December 3, 2022
9:00 am - 9:30 am
$10 – $30
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Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker
(303) 522-3184
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