Barbara has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years. She has focused on Family Law, acting as an Assistant District Attorney, Victim Advocate, Children’s Law Guardian and Family Court mediator, and founder of Graham’s Gift Children’s Foundation (the predecessor agency of New Star Kafala) for the past 13 years.  Ms. McArtney is a founding Board member of Parents for Ethical Adoption Reform (PEAR), is an adoptee and mother of seven children, including 2 that were internationally adopted.