USDOS Office of Children’s Issues Announces New Chief of the Adoption Division
Welcome Trish Maskew, New Chief of the Adoption Division
September 24, 2014
The Office of Children’s Issues is pleased to announce the appointment of Trish Maskew as the new Chief of the Adoption Division.
Trish joins the Department of State from the Department of Justice where she worked in the Civil Division for almost six years. Before joining the U.S. government, she held several positions in the intercountry adoption field: as a program coordinator for an adoption agency; a board member and interim administrator for the Joint Council on International Children’s Services; the founder and President of Ethica, a non-profit organization dedicated to ethical and transparent adoptions; and as an expert consultant to the Hague Conference on Private International Law. She is the author of “Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child” and numerous articles on adoption ethics and practice. She earned her J.D. from American University.