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Molly E. McLaurin launched Monarch Connections out of a desire to help people thrive in day-to-day life. She has a God-given talent for connecting – connecting people to one another, to resources, and to opportunities. She is passionate about relating to others, traveling, and meeting you! 

Molly E. McLaurin attended George Mason University during its famous Final Four run (can you see the blurry Molly on the left side?!). When she wasn’t rooting for the team, she was studying Community Studies and Psychology where she gained a foundational understanding of the complexity of human interactions, which still informs her work today. Growing up as a transracial adoptee, twin, ‘military brat’, and world traveler, she enjoys talking about identity, race, travel, cross-cultural experiences, and adoption.  She believes her life story fuels her work. After college, she made a series of moves, serving and living in Camden, NJ, then in Malawi for 6 months, Miami for a brief stint, and back to the DMV, all before landing in Philly. Some years, and plenty of social experiences later, she decided to call Philadelphia her home and currently resides there with her husband, and son.

Why Monarch?:

Monarch Connections is grounded in the belief that Jesus created each of us for a purpose. The name “Monarch Connections” is inspired by the Monarch butterfly, a transformative creature, and an image that reminds Molly of a time where her personal transformation began.  

Monarch Connections strives to bring people together to make meaningful connections for all people.

We host events that uplift and empower. One monthly event we host is Adoptee Talk. This is a gathering for adult adoptees to harness community, and journey through transformation, together. 

No matter who you are, please feel free to get connected today! 


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We use Eventbrite & Zoom to host our virtual events, so please click this link, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see & stay abreast to our current and upcoming events. Do you have an event idea? Please email and let's see if we can collaborate.

*We also have previously recorded events for purchase in our shop.*

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This Workshop is for White Adoptive Parents of Transracial families, and family members who want to support the transracial adoptee in their life. The goal is to help provide families with the resources so more adoptees feel supported in their adoptive families.

  • A  4-week course for $250/couple or per two family members includes FOUR workshops that are 1.5 hours long, by adoption experts Melissa Guida-Richards and Molly McLaurin

  • Access to a private Facebook Group with daily prompts by M&M (aka Melissa & Molly)

  • Weekly Resource Handout with Reflection Questions

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Monarch Connections aims to bring people together & to make meaningful connections.

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Adoptee Talk is a monthly gathering for all adopted adults get the opportunity to discuss our adoption stories. Once you fill out our google connection form, you will get an email & be invited to our Zoom Gathering.

*Not adopted, but related to it or interested in learning from adoptees, please also fill out this form*

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Life Coaching is offered for anyone who wants to achieve success in a particular area of their life. Reasons to check out coaching include but are not limited to improving self-esteem, gaining confidence, resolving current life issues, supporting, setting, and accomplishing goals.

All coaching sessions begin with a complimentary consultation call to discuss plans, pricing & goals. Book an appointment today on our coaching page! 



As an adoptee, I understand how challenging life can be. Coaching will help sort out questions and help you explore your thoughts in a meaningful way. 

Also, if you are an adoptive parent, or connected to adoption and want to learn more you can also try coaching. Help the adoptee in your life thrive as you explore your questions with a coach. 

In order for us to making meaningful connections, we know we need to keep meeting folks like you. I hope this nudges you to get involved, try one of our services, or simply email us to say "hello"! 

Thank you for checking out Monarch Connections! 

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There are countless reasons for starting your journey towards transformation with a coach. Some areas of focus we enjoy coaching are the following: 

Gaining more confidence ​

Growing in your faith

Resolving current life issues

Relationships/Finding a life partner

Identifying and setting goals

Support through transracial adoption

Adoptee identity formation

Business development


Coaching happens through a series of conversations.

As your coach, I am hired to listen. Think of me as a guide, asking the best questions as we explore your thoughts together. 


A Four Week Cycle consisting of 4 60-minute calls. (1 call/week)

A Four Week Cycle consisting of 8 60-minute calls. (2 calls/week) 

A one-time package call following a consultation call, 45-mins. 

I coach to see clients grow.

Tracking growth is extremely different from person to person, and that's the intricate beauty of the types of transformation I get to witness. 

Read about our client success stories as you make your choice on whether you are ready to invest in your growth today. 

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