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Laurie Lippold


Member: Children's Campaign Fund

Laurie got her MSW from the University of Chicago and subsequently worked with pregnant and parenting teens.  After moving to Seattle in the early 80s she began working at a newly established group home and from there moved into licensing foster and adoptive parents, working with young people leaving residential care, and then with people who were involved with adoption (the adoption triad).

Laurie’s adoption work at the Adoption Resource Center at Children’s Home Society of WA is what led her into the policy area where she has been ever since — first with Children’s Home Society, the Children’s Alliance, the Family Policy Council, and after another many years as the Public Policy Director at Children’s Home Society, moved to Partners for Our Children.  Laurie’s policy work has focused primarily on child welfare, kinship care, behavioral health, poverty reduction, children’s health, and early learning.  Laurie also worked with the WA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics for many years, as well as with the Mockingbird Society and A Way Home WA for several legislative sessions.

She is grateful for the opportunities she has had to help shape policies and practices that have hopefully (!) improved the lives of children, youth and families.  Laurie is married, has 2 adult children, and 1 absolutely adorable grandchild(!!!).

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