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Anna Maria DiDio, MSW

Adoption Life Coach


About Me

As an Adoption L.I.F.E. Coach, I help families who are anxious  -waiting for their adoption plan to be completed or struggling with transition issues. My other passion - writing - has helped me to find my voice on so many issues. As a result of writing my memoir, Love at the Border: An Adoption Adventure, I hope to open up the conversation about adoption. Reach out for me to host your book discussion group and or answer questions about this ever-changing, challenging and rewarding adoption process. 

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Helping Familes Move Forward Together

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A Personal Approach

If you are struggling - waiting for your adoption plan to be completed I can help with coping strategies.


If adoption is the right path for the family you are meant to have, I will assist you with setting expectations for family life.

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I understand that sometimes clients struggle to express themselves. I develop relationships with clients that help provide a safe and helpful place in which to feel, understand, trust, and grow. 

My personalized approach in a comfortable and supportive space is a valuable first step.

Anna Maria DiDio, MSW

MY Services

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Pre-Adoption Support

Supportive services are available pre-adoption as you manage stress and the upcoming challenge of inviting a child into your family. I will help you to manage expectations - from hopeful to stressful to joyful, focusing on being realistic about the challenges faced throughout the adoption process.​

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Post-adoption Parenting Support

Supportive services are available post-adoption that will aid in the transition to move forward together as a family. I will help with understanding issues related to parenting an adopted child, for example, behavioral issues stemming from loss.

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Career Coaching 

For adoptive families who are experiencing career challenges, job elimination or transition issues, I offer employment coaching and resume review. I can give support regarding new career plans and decisions, give insight as to how to build a network and restore confidence in your interview skills and overall job search. Together we can clarify a realistic job target and build a  plan to reach your goal.


Sign up for a free 15-minute exploratory session

If you would like me to contact you for a free 15-minute exploratory phone conversation, please request a booking...


Anna Maria holds a BA in Psychology from Villanova University, and MSW in Family Specialization from the University of Pennsylvania. An Adoption L.I.F.E. Coach, she has assisted many families struggling as they wait for the completion of their adoption plan. Anna Maria has also provided valuable input on adoptive family adjustment issues.


As a corporate HR Professional, she has coached senior leaders across many industries. Serving as a trusted advisor on all human capital matters, she specializes in Executive Coaching, Facilitation/Mediation, Employee Relations, Performance Management, and Leadership Development.

For over twenty years, Anna Maria DiDio has devoted her time and talents to many non-profit organizations focusing on women, girls, and families in the US and developing countries. She is currently President-elect of Women International Leaders (WIL) of Greater Philadelphia, which provides micro-finance loans and Giving Circle grants to women living in extreme poverty.

Anna Maria is the mother of two young wonderful women and loves to travel, cook, shop and watch movies with them – together or separately – depending on any number of mitigating factors. She never says no to a chocolate chip cookie and lives in Philadelphia with her husband Richard.


Anna Maria's travel writing and other essays can be found on The Bean's Talk – her Medium publication.

In June of 2019 Anna Maria published Love at the Border, An Adoption Memoir from Mexico. This is the true story of how her family was created and it is now available on Amazon.

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