Official Site of Noted Advocate, Author and Documentarian
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.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
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.
BROADCAST JOURNALIST, FORMER ABC SACRAMENTO