The SOFA Blog

This photo of our staff was taken at the annual Spirit of Faith Adoptions' staff retreat last month.  Pictured from left to right is: Jennifer Mae: birth mother, Orientation speaker, Coordinator of Expectant Parent services, adoption advocate, author of "Fireweed," and Retreat Leader for the very first annual "Fireweed Retreat" for women who have placed children for adoption, Emily:  adoptive mom, licensed independent social worker supervisor and adoption assessor, Stacy: 25th year serving the adoption triad, program director and licensed professional counselor, Kathryn: sibling to foster children, licensed social worker and adoption assessor, Lynette:  former pregnancy center director, licensed social worker, speaker, trainer, and adoption assessor, Jen: adoptee, licensed social worker, adoption advocate, adoption educator, speaker, adoption assessor supervisor, and head of our new Nursing CEU continuing education program, Ellie:  adoptive mom of 2, open adoption advocate, and adoption services specialist, Jodi: adoption assessor and licensed professional clinical counselor specializing in preparing home studies and offering support to adoptive parents, Adrian:  adoptive parent, licensed clinical counselor supervisor, speaker, trainer and adoption assessor, Kesha:  licensed social worker, adoption assessor specializing in home studies, and adoption advocate and Phillip, adoptive dad of 3, attorney and director of Spirit of Faith Adoptions.  Not pictured:  Christa:  25th year as a devoted advocate and coordinator for expectant parents during and after an unexpected pregnancy and placement of their children through the loving parenting choice of adoption.  Sara:  adoption assessor, licensed social worker, and advocate for adoptive families. 

The staff at Spirit of Faith Adoptions collectively comprise all three members of the adoption triad:  birth parent, adoptee and adoptive parent.  As such, we love serving those whose lives have been impacted by adoption, during the process and beyond, throughout the lifelong journeys for triad members.  Some of our staff have experienced completely closed adoptions, with no identifying information available or exchanged, some have experienced completely open adoptions, with frequent, direct contact with their children's birth families, and some of our staff members have either provided foster care for children or grew up with foster children as members of their families.  

We are committed to drawing on our combined experiences to provide attentive, empathetic and personalized attention to the families whom we have the pleasure of serving.    

Spirit of Faith Adoptions is an approved CEU provider for the Ohio Social Worker, Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, # RCS111501 and by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92)  Click here for a list of course offerings  

For more information about our programs and services, please contact Jen:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    419-843-5355 ext 2

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