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- Keri Vellis Live -

Author, Keri Vellis is a foster care and adoption advocate. She regularly speaks on important topics relating to foster care children through local and national media and public appearances. 


Keri has made regular TV appearances on news stations such as Fox, CBS, and ABC throughout the nation. As a San Francisco Bay Area native, you may have heard Keri on local radio interviews such as KSRO, KGO, and KCBS and read her story in the Press Democrat and Marin Independent Journal. You may have also seen Keri in national publications such as National Women’s Magazine, Fostering Families Today and Adoption Today. Keri is a proud recipient of the “Ellen” TV show’s “1 Million Acts of Good” for her outstanding children’s books for foster care children.


Keri is available for classroom and bookstore book readings, library meet and greets, media appearances (TV, radio, and publications), speaking events and conferences. Keri is highly specialized in talking on topics about foster care, abuse, trauma, adoption, child sexual assault, PTSD, epilepsy, and attachment. 



The topics of foster care displacement, abuse, and neglect are sensitive. Keri has a way of speaking to the children that are safe, kind, compassionate, and engaging. During her book readings, she will also discuss her role as an emergency foster parent, the process of how and why a child becomes removed from their home, and what happens when placed into a foster family. Children are encouraged to ask questions and share stories when appropriate. 


Fees and travel expenses may apply for bookings outside of Sonoma County, CA.


To book a classroom school visit and book reading and inquire about possible fees, please contact Sandy Hernandez at, 707-332-1218. 

“The kids are very observant and love the illustrations. They have even shared personal experiences because I think they feel supported. The book(s) perhaps ‘normalizes’ their reactions and emotions to a traumatic event.” - Keri Vellis
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