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Chavis Fisher

Official Site of Noted Advocate, Author and Documentarian


"Foster Care: Perfect Imperfection"


"Adopting Tiger"

#1 Amazon Best Seller

Books & Documentaries


   Natalie Chavis Fisher loves to advocate for children in need. Within her twenty years of legal practice, she has worked with thousands of foster children, adoptive parents, CASA volunteers and child services specialists.

   Chavis Fisher received the prestigious Congressional Angel in Adoption Award  for her commitment to improve the lives of children in need of permanent homes.

   Chavis Fisher has worked for the Indiana University Football Program, the Indianapolis Colts and the National Football League.

   In her free time, Chavis Fisher loves to read, travel and kickbox. She is most fulfilled when she is spending time with her husband.


In the Press

I was hooked from page one! Author, Chavis Fisher, has the rare talent and ability to develop rich, relatable characters… characters you care about, root for and feel like you've known for years. Adopting Tiger is an unfiltered look inside the emotional process of adopting a child. The drama unfolds as two families battle it out for one special little boy. Throughout the book, Chavis skillfully guides us through dark alleys of the human condition, as motivations are revealed and skeletons exposed. All the while, it's young Tiger who suffers through, trapped in a cycle of adult misdeeds. His future hanging in the balance between riches, rags or worse. A true page turner! 

Adopting Tiger is a legal-thriller that will have you captivated from the beginning. Chavis Fisher does a wonderful job highlighting the emotional ups and downs which adoptive parents, foster children and lawyers experience before, during and after adoption. This book will provide readers with an in-depth exploration of the multi-faceted lives of the families interested in adopting Tiger. More importantly, Chavis Fisher does an excellent job unraveling the internal and external pressures of the adoption process.

Joyce Thompson-Mills,

If you ever wondered what the foster care system was really like, especially through the eyes of a child, Adopting Tiger is a must read. Author Chavis Fisher not only captures the true essence of the everyday battles and struggles of those who work relentlessly in the system, but she captures and tells the story from a point of view that’s rarely told - the child’s. With her years of work and expertise as an adoption attorney and CASA volunteer advocate, she sheds light on an over-burdened system, full of flaws, and forgotten children, but also captures the one true thing every child needs. Hope.

Julieanna Huddle,



Marc Thompson,

In The Press


News and Events

Upcoming and Past Events

  • Unconscious Bias and Disproportionality in Foster Care E360tv Livestream
    Jun 15, 2021, 12:00 PM EDT
    Join us for an E360tv Livestream show on unconscious bias and disproportionality in foster care! Just click on this link Then go to the "Live Streams" section and click on the red "Sweet" thumbnail. It's just that easy! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!!
  • 10th Annual Trauma Informed Care Symposium Panelist
    Wed, May 19
    May 19, 2021, 3:20 PM EDT
    The focus of this year's event is "Strengthening Child Welfare Through a Social Justice Lens". Booths open at 7:30am and the Symposium ends at 5:00pm.
  • Every Child Symposium Speaker
    Sat, Mar 13
    Mar 13, 2021, 9:00 AM
    Come join child welfare expert Natalie Chavis Fisher at the Hands of Hope Every Child Symposium. You'll learn the ups and downs of foster care in America. This online conference is for anyone who desires to make a difference in the life of an at-risk child. Hope to see you there!
  • Free Virtual Screening - "Foster Care: Perfect Imperfection"
    Sat, Nov 21
    "Foster Care: Perfect Imperfection"
    Nov 21, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    "Foster Care: Perfect Imperfection"
    Please join film creator and producer Natalie Chavis Fisher and the Children's Bureau, Inc. for a virtual screening of "Foster Care: Perfect Imperfection. We would love to see you there! *Indiana DCS granted self-directed foster hours for the screening
  • "Happily Ever After" National Adoption Day
    Sat, Nov 21
    National Adoption Day Panel
    Nov 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT-5
    National Adoption Day Panel
    Please join "Foster Care: Perfect Imperfection" film producer Natalie Chavis Fisher, Jerricho Cotchery former NFL player and coach and his wife, and foster adoptive parent Michelle Chitwood as we celebrate National Adoption Day! Panel discussion hosted by Judge Derwin Webb!
  •  Every Child Symposium Speaker - "Standing Up for Your Child: A Foster Parent's Role"
    Mar 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Eastern Star Church, 5750 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218, USA
    If you are interested in learning all you want to know and more about foster care, this event will be a real treat! Please register and join us Saturday, March 16th! Looking forward to seeing you there!
  • Nov 17, 2018, 12:00 PM
    Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Wed, May 16
    Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis
    May 16, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, 2820 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
  • Nov 24, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Donatos Pizza, 3284 Franklin Rd, Murfreesboro, TN 37128, USA
    Please join Chavis Fisher as she discusses "Adopting Tiger" and raises funds for CASA Nashville!
  • Sat, Nov 18
    Indy Reads Books
    Nov 18, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Please join Chavis Fisher, Paeton Chavis, Curtis Randle El and more as they discuss "Adopting Tiger," celebrate National Foster Care Adoption Day and help raise funds for Indy Reads!
  • Nov 11, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA


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