Sarah Gerstenzang

Board of Directors, Coalition Team Members


sarahgerstenzang@gmail.comSarah Gerstenzang

Sarah works as a therapist with foster and adoptive families in a private practice in Manhattan.  She was formerly the Executive Director of the Coalition, the Associate Director of AdoptUsKids, and a Senior Policy Analyst at Children’s Rights. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. Her child welfare policy and practice experience includes research and publication on a range of foster care and adoption issues as well as presentations at national and international conferences. Sarah’s most recent book is Another Mother: Co-Parenting with the Foster Care System.  

Sarah has been a foster and kinship parent and one of her three children was adopted from the New York City foster care system. She and her husband support three additional siblings who were also in the foster care system and are now grown.

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