Opioids and the Foster Care Crisis with Natalie Chavis Fisher

Episode #51

Join us while Natalie Chavis Fisher takes us into adoption court to show us how the opioid epidemic is impacting the foster care crisis.

Natalie  is a best-selling author, third-generation attorney and executive  producer for the feature documentary Foster Care: Perfect Imperfection. She is a  leading expert in foster care adoption committed to helping improve the lives of  vulnerable children and their caretakers. Natalie believes broken systems break  children and has dedicated her life to help foster healing. She has been honored with  the Congressional “Angel in Adoption” award for her work in child welfare. 

Natalie has practiced foster care adoption law for twenty years. Within this time, she  has helped thousands of foster children solidify their “forever homes”. Natalie previously served as a Deputy Prosecutor in the child support division and as a Public  Defender in the dependency and neglect division of the Marion County, Indiana court  system.  

Natalie prides herself in helping adoptive and kinship parents understand the dynamic  nuances of foster care adoption. One of the ways she has accomplished this task is  through her short novel with a big impact, Adopting Tiger.  


Natalie received her BS in Business Management from Purdue University, where she  was a varsity track and field hurdler and where she became a member of Alpha Kappa  Alpha Sorority, Inc. Natalie received her MBA and JD from Indiana University in  Bloomington. 

Natalie was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is married with two step children.  

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