Dr. Jane Aronson


Jane Aronson, D.O., is a pediatrician who is known worldwide as the orphan doctor. 

She’s founder of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation and has touched the lives of countless parents, including some famous ones like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Mary Louise-Parker, Kristin Davis and Connie Britton, by helping them through the adoption process.

She’s been named Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year, profiled by the New York Times and featured on NBC, CBS and CNN national newscasts.

In her new book, “Carried In Our Hearts,” Dr. Aronson shares the true stories of people becoming adoptive parents.

Dr. Aronson explains the growing crisis of hundreds of millions of orphans worldwide and why the number of annual adoptions are dropping dramatically. 

As someone who became a parent for first time at 47 and again at 52, Dr. Aronson weighs on whether a person is ever too old to adopt a child.

She also explains some of the challenges and limitations for single men and women and same-sex couple looking to adopt internationally.

Dr. Aronson also makes the case for adopting older children and why she’s finally starting to see a shift in parents willing to adopt older kids and teens.

She also shares details from some of the most powerful adoption stories featured in her book, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes’ stirring story.