Erik Smith was born in 1960 in Los Angeles, California. He has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cal State Univ. Bakersfield, a master's degree in Human Factors Psychology from the University of South Dakota, and a degree in Swedish Language from the University of Uppsala (Kursverksamheten 1982.)
In 1993, Mr. Smith was the natural father in a contested adoption, similar to the Baby Jessica case and which lasted a year and a half. After the litigation, Mr. Smith began studying law. He is now a certified paralegal in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Smith has also worked as a Swedish language translator, foreign book reporter, and as a guest researcher for the Swedish government.
Mr Smith has appeared on NPR, CNN, and PBS regarding adoption law and has published several of his articles on the internet and in hard copy publications such as Ohio Lawyer and Adoption Today.
You can reach Erik Smith at email@example.com.