New Life Adoptions would not be able to provide the services that we offer without a team of dedicated social workers to support our clients through the adoption process and beyond. March is National Social Work Month. Therefore, we want to take a moment to honor the time and commitment that our social workers put into serving our clients well.
New Life Adoptions offers a two social worker model that allows each party, expectant/birth parents and adoptive parents, to have their own individual support throughout the process. This eliminates the potential balance or bias that may arise if one worker is supporting both parties. We pride ourselves on the ability to offer this unique, individualized, and holistic support to all of our clients.
No adoption could be complete at New Life without the incredible heart, hard work, and dedication of each of our social workers. Whether they are advocating for clients, completing necessary paperwork, or continually finding ways to improve our services, our social workers are committed to working diligently to help our clients thrive.
Meet Our Social Workers
Jennifer Patrick, LICSW
Jennifer has been the Director of Adoption at New Life Adoptions for over 15 years. She brings her many years of adoption experience to continually grow and improve our services. Jennifer has a clear passion for adoption and making sure we represent adoption well, both for our clients and for our community.
Brita Weber, LSW
Brita has over 20 years of experience working in adoption. She works with families throughout the home study and adoption process, supporting them each step of the way. Brita brings compassion, kindness, and wholehearted care to each situation she faces.
Caitlin Johnson, LSW
Caitlin has been guiding expectant and birth parents through the decision making and adoption process for over 10 years. She empowers each client to really think through their situation to make the best plan for them and their child. Caitlin offers unwavering support no matter what plan her clients make.
Ali Echevarria, LSW
As the newest member of our team, Ali has been working with expectant parents and birth parents for just over a year. While she may be newer, she has jumped right in to encourage her clients throughout the decision making and adoption process. Ali offers a safe space to talk through each client’s unique situation to help them decide how to move forward.
Rebecca Anfinrud, LSW
Rebecca has been working in post adoption for six years. She brings a commitment to expanding our ongoing support and services for all parties after an adoption. She compassionately assists her post adoption clients while understanding that every adoption experience is different. Rebecca also provides guidance to adoptive families in the beginning stages of the process and administrative support to the adoption team as a whole.
Without our social workers, we would not be able to provide services in which every relationship matters. With over 80 years of adoption experience combined, our staff is faithful to the call to serve. We are engaged in helping each person we interact with through the stages of the adoption process. We know adoption is a lifelong journey, so we don’t take our impact lightly.
Thank you to all of our outstanding social workers!