- David CoryDavid CoryLicensed clinical social worker, private practice
- and Catheleen JordanCatheleen JordanUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Odessa Sayles, MSW, was a leading advocate for adoption of Black children by Black families in Houston, Texas, during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. She was well known for dedicating her life to children and to uplifting the Black community. Serving as lead program director for foster care and adoptions for Harris County Protective Services for Children, she was steadfast in seeking culturally appropriate homes for children facing adoption.
- Children and Adolescents
- Race, Ethnicity, and Culture