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Francine Annese Apy

About the Author

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At the heart of SoulFilling is Francine Apy, whose vision shines brightly as a beacon for those journeying through adoption. Francine's mission is to cast a spotlight on modern adoption narratives, celebrate the positives, and share how adoption has transformed over the years. She's dedicated to encouraging adoption conversations in casual, conversational ways at homes, school, and in our communities, spreading a message of faith, hope, and encouragement.

As a mother, blessed three times through adoption, an aunt to five adopted nieces and nephews, and an advocate, Francine harnesses the power of resilience and the science behind positive psychology to support and elevate the adoption community. Whether through her writing, coaching, speaking engagements, educational courses, podcast engagements, or her line of adoption-themed gifts and apparel, Francine's commitment to fostering understanding and openness around adoption is unwavering. Francine has her BA in English Communications from LeMoyne College. HR executive turned entrepreneur, Beacon for the adoption world and beyond, channeled her professional experience with her lived adoption perspective, and is living her purpose.

Outside of SoulFilling, Francine and her husband cherish time spent with family and friends, traveling, exploring nature, enjoying music, indulging in reading, and engaging in activities that nourish the soul and inspire a fuller, brighter life.

Join Francine Apy in embracing and advancing the conversation about adoption—a journey of love, resilience, transformation, and connection.

Dominica's Story: A Life of Courage, Hope, and Love

With piercing blue eyes and silver-blond hair, Dominica's warmth and empathy draw you in, but it's her resilience that truly captivates. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Dominica Myskiw Annese’s early years in war-torn Ukraine unravel a heart-wrenching story of survival.


Dominica's story is an emotional journey through love, loss, and unimaginable strength—a testament to the power of the human spirit that rises above the darkest chapters of history. A timely and inspiring read as history sadly repeats itself in Ukraine.


Proceeds from the sale of this book will support the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

Brianna's Brave Day at School

Join Brianna as she bravely speaks up at school on a topic near to her heart, adoption. Learn how the power of one voice, one comment, can change how many others see a situation and what a difference it can make!


My mission in creating SoulFilling was to help make the adoption conversation more mainstream and casual, at home and at school. 

I'm delighted to share that my new children's book is available! This story opens up a heartfelt conversation about adoption, set within the colorful and relatable backdrop of a school day. It’s based on an event that happened to one of our children. It’s a book crafted with love, aimed at nurturing understanding among our youngest readers. If you believe in the power of stories to open hearts and minds, I’d be honored if you checked it out.


Publishing Highlights

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