Dr. Kris Kittle, PhD began studying adoption in 2005 when she and her husband, Keith, decided to adopt a teen from China. They researched older child adoption and found little practical help to prepare them for parenting their new addition. However, they found significant support and insight from other families who had previously adopted older children. Because these connections were extremely helpful – experience from those who had been there – she wanted to pay it forward to other families contemplating older child adoption.

Kris has served as a university administrator at different private universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, but she currently teaches leadership communication as an adjunct professor. In 2010, Kris earned her PhD in Higher Education from the University of North Texas. She and her family live in Fort Worth, Texas, where she serves in a variety of roles at her church.