Genevieve Jacobi, 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.
A Family in Bloom Adoption’s Office Manager, comes from a strong background with administrative duties. She has managerial experience from running a tea house in New Jersey and multiple yoga studios during her time on the East Coast and in the Western US. Alyx is a 500AYA accredited yoga instructor and a yoga teacher in the Boulder community. She is someone who prioritizes organization and order, with a compassionate heart and inquisitive mind.
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 about supporting new adoptive families.
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.
Jill has over 30 years of experience working with children and families. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Troy State University. She has been a teacher for over 27 years. Additionally, she has worked in the adoption field for the past nine years, assisting families with their domestic and international adoptions. With her strong organization skills and profound love for children, working in the adoption field is a wonderful fit. Jill is the Nigerian Program Case Manager and happy to assist you in any way.
Jill has two sons and lives in Florida. She enjoys family activities, theme parks, going to the beach, reading, yoga, and walking her dog.
Originally from Oakland, California, Joanne attended San Jose State University with a B.A. degree in Sociology and Psychology. She moved to Rawlins, Wyoming as a VISTA volunteer. After completing this service, she relocated to Denver, Colorado and went on to work for 15 years at the Adams County Department of Social Services as an adoption and foster care caseworker. After completing her M.A. in Agency Counseling, Joanne was a therapist for children and adolescents at the Mental Health Corporation of Denver. Other professional experience sinclude foster care and adoption home studies, as well as post-placement adoption services to county families. Prior to joining A Family in Bloom Adoption’s team, Joanne was employed for 11 years with the Jefferson County Department of Human Services on the Family Intensive Treatment Team. Joanne is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on multicultural families. Joanne has one grown daughter, Zoe, and she is the happy grandmother to Jackson, age 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.