Our agency’s qualified staff members are contract social workers with many years of experience in the field of adoption.
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 20 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.
Hailing originally from Colombia, Maria has resided in Boulder, Colorado for the last decade. Prior to moving to the United States, she also lived in Mexico for two years. Maria studied architecture for four years at the School of Architecture, University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Since 2006, she has worked as a Spanish translator and interpreter and is currently becoming ATA certified for this work.
Maria provides translation and other support services for A Family in Bloom Adoption’s Nicaragua programs. She also serves a dual role as our agency’s Spanish speaking birth parent counselor and works with our clients that have Spanish as a primary language. Maria has a strong involvement with her church and has been actively engaged in projects for the betterment of women and children in third world nations.
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 people in helping build and grow their families through adoption.
Originally from Colorado, Tracey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Her 20 years of experience in the field involves work in domestic violence (both offenders and victims), Cognitive Restructuring Therapy, Sex Offender Therapy, child abuse prevention, forensic interviewing, SAFE home studies and foster care. Over the years, Ms. Branch has been employed by different foster care/adoption agencies serving the Front Range and has worked for Weld, Eagle and Garfield County Departments of Human Services. Tracey services families living in and around the Western Slope of Colorado.
Born and raised in beautiful Colorado, Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the field of Social Work for the last 11 years. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Colorado State University in Psychology and a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University. In addition to having her own therapy practice in Lakewood, Kelly has expertise in training, consulting and supervising in the field of Child Protection. “My biggest passion in life is advocacy for children to live in safe environments where they are loved and can thrive. I have two children of my own and they remind me daily of the beauty of innocence and the significance of possibility”, says Kelly.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.