Becky Cortesi-Caruso has dedicated twenty-one years to being employed in public education. A former school social worker, she eventually made the leap of faith into school administration and is currently a Director of Special Education.

Becky earned a Master’s Degree in School Social Work from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, and another Master’s Degree in School Administration and Leadership from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

She has devoted much of her career to assisting families in understanding the importance of special education law. She continues to be passionate about working with families and their children.

Becky is happily married to her husband, Michael, and the proud mother of three children. Becky and her entire family, including Charleigh, know the joy and inspiration that comes from exploring the world of adoption.

They have chosen to share their story, Chasing Charleigh: An Adoption Story Filled with Hope and Love in hope that it will encourage others to take the same leap of faith they did and explore the complex beauty of adoption.

Becky’s new book, Beautifully Biracial: A Young Adoptee’s Journey to Love Herself, is an illustrated children’s book exploring the story of an young biracial adoptee struggling to understand who she is in a world that is not as accepting and inclusive as it could be. Although faced with adversity, she learns to rise above it with the love, support and understanding of her family. Now available through Amazon, IndieBound, and booksellers across the U.S.