About

img_0657-2Reshma McClintock is a wife, mother, and transracial adoptee from Calcutta, India. She is an avid writer and speaker. Reshma advocates for adopted people around the world as a keynote speaker and workshop presenter. She commits much of her time to elevating adoptee voices through her work as Founder and Curator of Dear Adoption,. Reshma is also passionate about preserving and supporting families; in 2018 she Co-Founded Family Preservation 365.

In 2015, Reshma returned to Calcutta for the first time in 35 years in order to reconnect to the culture she lost; her journey is documented in the film Calcutta is My Mother which premiered to a sold out audience in Portland, Oregon in 2019. The film toured to 6 cities in the Spring of 2019 and more screenings are forthcoming. Reshma and her family reside in Seattle, Washington.


“…Reshma McClintock…could do stand up comedy about being adopted, but she also had me in tears.” -Lorraine Dusky, First Mother Forum

“Reshma is a brilliant Keynote Speaker! She is candid, funny, sincere, and so genuine. If you get a chance to hear her speak and see her film you really must!” -R.C.

“Her workshop was the highlight of the conference for me. I could have sat and listened to Reshma for hours because she is so hilarious and authentic and knowledgable.” -JN, Indiana Adoptee Network Conference Attendee

“I can’t say enough about her. Reshma is a hardcore adoptee advocate and truth teller.” -LJ

“Reshma is like a librarian cheerleader–smart, exuberant, wildly energetic.” –Anne Heffron, You Don’t Look Adopted

“She was born to speak. Reshma has a gift and pureness about her.” -Michael, American Adoption Congress Conference Attendee

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