Staff

genevieve

Genevieve, Executive Director
Genevieve is the Executive Director of A Family in Bloom Adoption and also one of the Placement Supervisors. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and received her Master’s Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Counseling Psychology in 1990 with a focus in Marriage, Family and Children. Her 25 years of experience in the field encompasses work in child abuse prevention, University counseling programs, as a school psychologist and, for the last twelve years, exclusively in the adoption field. Before founding A Family in Bloom Adoption in 2011, Genevieve was employed by several long-standing agencies in the State of Colorado including Adoption Alliance, A.A.C. Adoption and Family Network and Littlest Angels International. She has spent about half of her adult life living and working abroad. Two of her own three children are adopted internationally and transracially.


maggieMaggie
Maggie is a licensed clinical social worker who earned her Bachelor’s of Psychology at CU Boulder in 1990 and her Master’s in Social Work at Colorado State University in 1996. Her professional experience includes 8 years at Poudre Valley Hospital conducting individual, group and family therapy as well as assessment and case management.

Additionally, she has been in private practice providing counseling and psychotherapy to adults and young adults since 1994, specializing in life and family transitions, divorce, mood disorders and grief/loss. Maggie has worked with adoption agencies since 2001. She enjoys working with

 


MaureenMaureen
Maureen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University and received her Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado. Her 35 years of experience in social work includes working with children, youth and families. Maureen has worked as a Child and Family Investigator, in child abuse prevention, and adoption. She has been doing SAFE Home Studies for families adopting from foster care since 2008 and has worked with international applicants since 2011. Maureen enjoys working alongside families navigating the adoption journey and seeing the results unfold when new families are created. She is a Placement Supervisor for international home study work with A Family in Bloom Adoption.

 


katieKatie
Katie is a social worker who earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work at The University of Central Missouri in 1997 and her Master’s Degree in Social Work for The University of Denver in 2012. She has worked in the area of Child Welfare since 1997, first in Kansas City, MO and thereafter in Colorado. Her professional experience includes 8 years as a caseworker for Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services. Katie’s area of expertise has been in the field of adoptions, specifically adoptions through the foster care system. She is involved with both domestic and international adoption work with A Family in Bloom Adoption. Katie currently also works full-time for Child Advocates-Denver CASA as an advocate supervisor.

 


sylviaSylvia
After nearly 30 years of doing various Social Work assignments for a large Denver area human services agency, Sylvia went to work for ten years as a Social Worker and Administrator for a combined Department of Labor and Denver Public Schools initiative. In 2006 she returned to the full time practice of Social Work in the adoption arena. She has worked for human service agencies doing domestic adoptions and foster and kin care studies and for several international adoption agencies in the metropolitan area.  She has degrees in Psychology and Social Work and a Juris Doctor.

 


jeanJean
Jean has over 30 years of experience working with children and families. She spent much of her career working in Child Welfare for Denver Department of Human Services as a Caseworker, Supervisor and Program Administrator.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has done home studies for the past eight years for several different agencies.  Jean is lucky enough to have an adopted sibling who has been a great addition to her life and many adopted friends and cousins. She volunteers for a variety of causes including Mental Health, Animal Welfare and Literacy. Jean has hosted international students in her home for many years, loves to travel and learn about different cultures.

 


Lila
Lila is a native of Texas and moved to Colorado so she could help military members and their families. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Lila has many years of experience with home studies and working with the foster/adoptive care system. She has worked for County Department of Human Services in the adoption unit and in the kinship unit. She loves meeting families and helping them reach their dreams of becoming a family.

 


Mary Beth
Mary Beth hails from the East Coast and graduated from The College of Mount Saint Vincent with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a MSW candidate at Metropolitan State University in Denver. Mary Beth has worked directly with child victims of violence and their families as an Advocate at emergency domestic violence shelters. She also has experience working within the child welfare system through her volunteer work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Mary Beth works full time for Child Advocates – Denver CASA. She lives in Denver where she enjoys exploring and spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

 


Sofía
Originally from California, Sofía has lived in Colorado for over 25 years and is proud to call this beautiful state her home. She holds a B.A. in Spanish Translation & Interpretation and a M.A. in Spanish from the University of Colorado Boulder. Sofía provides translation and other support services for A Family in Bloom Adoption’s Nicaraguan Adoption Program. Sofia genuinely enjoys being part of an agency that brings families together, connecting parents with the children they were meant to adopt.

 
 


Danielle
Danielle is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Northwestern College, Orange City, IA and her Master’s in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY. Her professional experience includes overseeing USCIS paperwork for adoptive families, working directly with and as a case manager for individuals with mental health issues and disabilities, and serving as the director of a children’s home in Jamaica, West Indies. Danielle currently resides in Jamaica most of the year and has adopted a child from the country herself. Danielle is passionate about bringing security and hope to children who have experienced trauma and supporting new adoptive families.

 


Stephanie
Stephanie is a social worker who earned her Bachelor’s of Psychology and Sociology degree from North Dakota State University in 1997, and her Master’s in Social Work degree at the University of Denver in 2001.  Since that time, she has lived in Colorado and worked exclusively in the adoption field.  Her professional experience includes doing home studies, post- placements, state licensing paperwork, and birthparent counseling. Stephanie is an Colorado Department of Social Services approved Placement Supervisor. She loves her work as an adoption counselor and feels very rewarded working with families who are completing their forever families.  Stephanie has three boys as well, who keep her very busy, and are her world!  She is excited to help you in your adoption journey.