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New Life Adoptions’ Staff

Jennifer Patrick, MSW, LICSW

Jennifer Patrick, MSW, LICSW

Director of New Life Adoptions

Jennifer has more than 25 years of experience working in the adoption field, including over 10 years of working directly with expectant parents through decision making and the adoption journey. With a passion for research and development, Jennifer has been able to greatly enhance the adoption services offered by New Life Adoptions with the addition of embryo adoption services, increased learning and education for families, and collaborative work with other agencies. She feels privileged to oversee the adoption process for both birth parents and adoptive families at New Life Adoptions.

Email: jennifer@newlifeadoptionsmn.org
Phone: 612.746.5660
Rebecca Anfinrud, LSW

Rebecca Anfinrud, LSW

Post Adoption & Administrative Social Worker

Rebecca started her career at New Life Adoptions in 2013. She began by supporting birth parents through the decision making and adoption process before she moved to her current role in 2016. Rebecca is now the first point of contact for incoming adoptive families as well as the support person for all members of the adoption triad after the adoption is complete. Rebecca loves getting to know each client she works with, learning how adoption has uniquely impacted their life, and being able to provide customized support and services for their situation.

Email: rebecca@newlifeadoptionsmn.org
Phone: 612.746.5670
Melanie Waller, LSW

Melanie Waller, LSW

Expectant Parent Social Worker

Melanie interned at New Life Adoptions during college and then returned in 2016 to work with expectant parents. She came back to New Life Adoptions because she loves to work with birth parents and feels honored to walk with them on their adoption journey. She sees birth parents as the strongest, bravest and most selfless people she has ever met.

Email: melanie@newlifeadoptionsmn.org
Phone: 612.413.0056
Caitlin Johnson, LSW

Caitlin Johnson, LSW

Expectant Parent Social Worker

Caitlin has known she wanted to work in adoption since pursuing a career in social work. She has been with New Life Adoptions since 2011, supporting expectant parents through the decision making process and adoption planning. Caitlin loves connecting with birth parents at any stage of the decision making process. She is amazed at the strength and selfless love birth parents have as they make a plan for their child.

Email: caitlin@newlifeadoptionsmn.org
Phone: 507.512.9492
Brita Weber, LSW

Brita Weber, LSW

Adoption Social Worker

Brita’s nearly 20 years of adoption experience include working with adoptive families from the beginning of their home study until placement along with working with birth parents and foster families in the beginning of her career. She loves working with adoptive families and supporting them throughout the adoption journey. She married her college sweetheart and has four married children and three grandchildren to hug and love. Much of her spare time is spent with family and serving in the church where her husband is one of the pastors.

Email: brita@newlifeadoptionsmn.org
Phone: 612.746.5666
Tiffany Geary, LSW

Tiffany Geary, LSW

Adoption/Interim Care Social Worker

After volunteering at a camp for abused and neglected children in the foster care system, Tiffany knew she wanted to work in adoption and foster care someday. She came to New Life Adoptions in 2009, working with expectant parents before shifting to work with adoptive families in 2010. Tiffany also works with the foster families in the interim care program. In her current role as Adoption Social Worker and Interim Care Social Worker, she loves supporting families in the adoption process and being part of such an intimate journey.

Email: tiffany@newlifeadoptionsmn.org
Phone: 612.746.5665