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Leslie Pate-Mackinnon

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Leslie Pate Mackinnon has maintained a private psychotherapy practice for over 38 years. She resides in Atlanta and presents both nationally and internationally on issues that impact families conceived through adoption and third-party reproduction. She’s been on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts, and on CNN to discuss the impact of the Internet on adoption. She was most recently featured in Dan Rather’s investigative report, Adoption or Abduction?

Leslie’s story is included in the book; The Girls Who Went Away, and a documentary A Girl Like Her. Drawn to the field by placing her two firstborn sons for adoption when she was a teenager, Leslie’s passion today is educating as many therapists as possible, before she drops! She currently serves on the Evan B. Donaldson’s Board of Directors. For more information about Leslie, please visit www.lesliepatemackinnon.com.