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Since 1983 ~ 7,535 children have joined their families

145 have families ~ since January 1, 2014

  • 59% are children of color
  • 67% are 9 years old or older
  • 19% are 14 years old or older

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staff information

Executive Director
Lauren Arnold
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Founder & President Emerita
Dixie van de Flier Davis
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Colorado Office


Ona Wigginton
Senior VP of Development & Marketing
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Kylene Trask
CO Director of Development
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Aubrey Rech
Regional Event Manager
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Rachel Tibbetts
Director of Foundation Relations
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Courtney Lake
Development Assistant
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Education Center

Jill May
Director of the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids
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Donna Hornsby
Associate Director of TA of the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids
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Rubette Baldonado
Project Coordinator of the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids
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Becky Main
Tribal Child Welfare Specialist of the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids
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Melody Roe
Senior VP for Education and Programs
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Manisha Sandhu
Senior Director of Programs
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Spanish-speaking Program Specialist

Michelle Betsch
Adoptive Families Program Coordinator
North Region Resource Coordinator, COPARC
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Chelsea Taylor
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter
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Janine Castillo
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter
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Casi Preheim
Project Director of Colorado Post Adoption Resource Center (COPARC)
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Melanie Plowman
COPARC Education Coordinator
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Shelly Linenberger
COPARC Resource Coordinator (Metro Denver & Colorado Springs Region)
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Michelle Betsch
COPARC Resource Coordinator (Northeast Region)
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Jill Oulman
COPARC Project Coordinator
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Erin Rediger
COPARC Project Assistant
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Tara Skubella
West and South Region Resource Coordinator
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Sara Bennett
Prospective Parent Specialist
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Finance & Operations

Laurie Meili
Senior VP of Finance & Operations
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Pat Cody
Director of Operations
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Rebekah Ray
Finance Manager
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Kathryn McGill
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Sabrina Mathis
Operations Specialist
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Ben Hoppin
Senior Database Specialist
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Keyynna Williams
Database Specialist
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Missouri Office

Joanne Shelton
MO Director of Programs
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Karen Wood
MO Special Events Coordinator
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Meredith Burkett
Program Associate
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Nevada Office

Carla Bishop
NV Director of Programs
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Ari Medecki
Spanish-speaking Project Aide
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Jessica Roe
Education and Adoption Resource Coordinator
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New Mexico Office

Amy Kindrick
NM Director of Programs
Step Up! Projector Director
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Joanna Miller
NM Director of Development
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Rebekah Sparks
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter
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Utah Office

Lindsay Kaeding
UT Director of Development
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Kathy Searle
UT Director of Programs
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Chelsey Winegar
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruiter
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Kelli Zippro
Development Assistant
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Melissa Inkley
Recruitment Specialist
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