Mary Evelyn Greene, a practicing environmental attorney and college professor, adopted two children from Russia in 2004. Ever since, she has doggedly devoted herself to improving her alcohol-exposed son’s condition, publishing articles in Adoptive Families Magazine and Adoption Today along the way. Dissatisfied with her son’s educational progress, she gained local notoriety in 2010 when she took their school district to court and won. She is a contributing author to Easy to Love but Hard to Raise (Feb. 2012), a collection of stories written by and for parents of special needs kids. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, she remains an avid University of Florida football and basketball fan. She currently practices law at the Environmental Integrity Project in Washington, DC and lives in Maryland with her husband, two children, and multiple furry friends. This is her first book.