Annette Baran, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, is one of the pioneers in the field of modern adoption. As co-author of Adoption Triangle, the first book to advocate opening sealed records, she helped to bring about significant changes in the institution of adoption and influenced the practice in agencies throughout the world. Her career has included clinical and administrative work in adoption agencies, teaching and training, research and writing, expert witnessing, consultation, and the private practice of psychotherapy. She is also co-author of Lethal Secrets, the first book to examine the emotional aspects of donor insemination and other alternative methods of reproduction. Besides her many writing credits, she has also appeared as a recognized expert on numerous television shows and documentaries, keynoted conferences, and lectured in foreign universities.