Cathy Heslin is a reunited adult adoptee living in Portland, Oregon since 1993. She has been in reunion with her birthmother since 1989, and with her birthfather since 2000. Cathy writes about turning points in reunion from the adoptee perspective in the double-memoir, Kathleen~Cathleen. Cathy has written about adoption and reunion in various publications, blogs and anthologies, and is a contributing writer to the Lost Daughters blog. Cathy presented at the American Adoption Congress in 2014, and read excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of Kathleen~Cathleen with Kate, and was invited to return as a panelist for "Flip the Script" at the American Adoption Congress conference in 2015.