Jeane worked in the foster care system for ten years in various capacities, including as a therapist for children in foster care. Her novel, The Birth of Hope, is based on her experiences in the foster care system. The book also incorporates pre and perinatal psychology principals in this story of teen pregnancy in foster care.
"To continue my story in a more personal, first person framework, I offer the following: Curiosity about life and the meaning of life is my most intense passion. Translating what I discover into the clearest possible communication with others is my way of sharing that passion. I have found that I can do this best in writing. Encouraging my family to find their individual passions and pursue those is also very important to me. On a more grounded level, gardening is another passion and I love turning fresh produce into nourishment for my family and friends.
I discovered pre and perinatal psychology in 1987, becoming a member of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) in 1988. I often quip that I had to get a PhD in prenatal and perinatal psychology in order to be able to discuss where babies come from. That was a topic never discussed in my family of origin, so when I became pregnant at age sixteen, I truly didn’t know how that happened. I’ve never been sorry that it did as I have two beautiful, talented children who now have adult children of their own, who are creating their own unique adventures as they move through this life. We had some difficult years as my children were growing up, but never doubted our love for each other or that life was unfolding exactly as it should in spite of our occasional confusion or painful circumstances.
I can now live in gratitude for each day, opening to new possibilities and anxious to see what will come next in this wonderful adventure. My husband and I are planning to make part of that as extended stay in Italy sometime in 2016. We will welcome whatever unfolds."
Find out more about Jeane at: http://www.drjeane.org/