Tera is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention™ Practitioner and a Trauma Competent Caregiver Affiliate Trainer. Being a researcher at heart, Tera writes curriculum on a variety of trauma-informed topics. She is passionate about equipping parents and caregivers with practical strategies and believes that no one should walk this journey alone. This passion drives her in her work as a Care Manager for Chosen.
After leaving her career as a Critical Care Registered Nurse, Tera dedicated her life to mentoring and educating foster care and adoptive parents across the United States. She initially began training families within her church community, leading to the launch of a ministry serving hundreds of families through pre and post-adoption/foster care education and support.
Since then, Tera has continued with her passion and has served the adoption and foster community in many ways. She has served as a home study specialist, a consultant for churches launching ministries across the nation, and an advisory board member for adoption and foster care organizations. She also had the privilege of speaking on adoption and foster care issues at local and national conferences and was the co-host of The Adopting and Fostering Home podcast for two years.
Tera has been married to her husband, David for 30 years and together they are the proud parents of six children, three of whom joined their family through intercountry adoption. In addition to their wonderful children, they also have three amazing grandchildren.