Tony Hynes, author and thought leader in the field of adoption, was adopted by a same sex couple in the mid 1990’s. He writes about his experiences growing up as both an interracial adoptee and as a child growing up in a same sex headed household in his memoir "The Son With Two Moms." Today, Tony is an advocate for families like his, having served on the Board of Directors for organizations that serve to highlight adoptive families from diverse upbringings, and working with individual families in both pre and post adoptive placements. Tony has been invited to be a speaker at conferences on adoption and foster care throughout the nation, especially those involving interracial placements. In his time as Training Specialist for the Center for Adoption Support and Education, (C.A.S.E), Tony works to design innovative training curriculums that help families and professionals respond to evaluation and assessment tools that encapsulate holistic pictures of adoptees and foster youth.