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Kelsey Vander Vliet Ranyard

Kelsey is the Director of Advocacy and Policy at Ethical Family Building and has worked in the adoption field for several years in a law firm and an agency. Kelsey brings a unique perspective to her work in adoption as she is also a birth mother and the fourth generation in her family to relinquish a child for adoption. Kelsey earned her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Kelsey is co-producer of an upcoming documentary, Love, Your Birth Mom, and co-author of Adoption Unfiltered: Revelations from Adoptees, Birth Parents, and Adoptive Parents, publishing in December 2023. Kelsey lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.