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 twenty years of experience in her 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 certification services for A Family in Bloom Adoption’s Latin American programs. She also serves a dual role as our agency’s Spanish speaking birth parent counselor. 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. She specializes in life and family transitions, divorce, mood disorders and grief/loss. Maggie has also been trained in the Grief Recovery Method.
Since 2001, Maggie has also worked as an adoption social worker for AAC Adoption & Family Network, a Colorado agency specializing in Asian adoption. She enjoys working with people in helping build and grow their families through adoption.
Jody is a Colorado native and has worked in adoption in the Denver Metro area as a caseworker, office manager and Search and Reunification Mediator for the last five years. She received a BA in Psychology from Ohio University. Jody has a strong sense of devotion for adoption as she is an adoptive mother and an adult adoptee. She feels privileged to work with adoptive and birth families and appreciates the intricacies of the adoption triad from her personal experiences. Jody’s professional skills include working with hospice, end of life care and bereavement support for families. She and her husband have 3 children and enjoy hiking, fishing and the outdoors.
Tracey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Her 20 years of experience in the field encompass 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. Ms. Branch has been employed by a long standing agency serving the Front Range and has worked for Weld County, Eagle County and Garfield County Department of Human Services Child Protections. She was born and raised in Colorado and continues to work and serve here.
Born and raised in beautiful Colorado, Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the field of Social Work for the last 9 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 thirty-five 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.
Rachel received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has spent the last 15 years as a web designer and developer, focusing mainly on the nonprofit and mission-based sector. Rachel created and maintains A Family in Bloom Adoption’s website. Recently, she became the Program Associate for the Bulgarian Adoption Program. Rachel is excited to help families navigate the Bulgarian adoption experience and find their forever families.
Joanne was active in the Army for over eight years. While in the Service, she worked with addiction counseling, in /out-patient mental health and with child welfare/ domestic violence issues. After discharge she worked in adolescent residential care. Joanne worked in child welfare at the County level for over eighteen years, seven as the Foster Care Coordinator licensing foster and adoptive homes and doing SAFE home studies. She earned her MSW from Colorado State University.
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. Katie currently also works full-time for Child Advocates-Denver CASA as an advocate supervisor.
After twenty seven 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 six 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 cultureshas 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 six 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