Our Team

  I am excited to continue my passionate work on behalf of children and families in my role as Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Adoption Services. I have expanded and…

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Director of Adoption

I have extensive experience working with children and families in international settings. My passion for adoption began when I was exposed to the vast amount of orphaned children around the…

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Clinical Supervisor

I have many years of experience working with domestic and international adoption, foster care, and mental health services for expectant and birth parents.  I have also worked as a early…

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International Program Coordinator

As an international adoptee, adoption has always been very near and dear to my heart. After I turned 18, I had the once in a lifetime experience of getting to…

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Domestic Development Manager

Sara Nolette joined our CAS team in February 2019. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has been a social worker for fourteen years. Sara has…

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Domestic Program Manager

I have many years of experience working with children and families in the child welfare system, including foster care and targeted case management. I believe that every child deserves a safe, loving home…

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Marketing and Event Coordinator

I am excited to be a part of CAS and finding children their forever families. As I have always wanted to adopt and as my aunt is currently adopting, I…

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Family Engagement Administrative Specialist

Amy joined our CAS team in June 2022. She is passionate about helping families in their home study steps on their adoption journey. An adoptive mom herself, she knows the…

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Family Support Administrative Specialist

For most of my career I have worked for non-profits and other organizations handling office administrative tasks. I have worked for Carolina Adoption Services for a very long time and…

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Domestic Foster Care Program Manager and South Carolina Assistant Director

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Adoption Worker

I’m originally from Ohio but have lived in North Carolina for many years. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for over 25 years and had two beautiful children who…

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Adoption Worker

I have been part of the adoption world for many years now and have always enjoyed being an adoption social worker. Every time I see a family working hard to…

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Executive & Quality Administration Assistant

I have been a part of impacting children’s lives most of my adult life. I enjoy spending time with my son and daughter-in- love and close friends.  A good trip…

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Family Support Resource and interim Domestic Director

Sally Umbdenstock I am a Raleigh native, married, with two adult daughters – My maiden name is Fuquay so definitely a local. I am also a NCSU graduate, so is…

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Adoption Worker - NC

  I started out my social work career in the behavioral health field and worked in a residential setting, on an inpatient unit, and in an outpatient treatment program. After…

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Adoption Worker - NC

Sandy Deutsch – NC  I grew up in Denver Colorado. It was very beautiful and such an amazing place to live, but North Carolina has become my home these past…

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Adoption Worker - NC

Sandra Haga – NC  I’m originally from Ohio but have lived in North Carolina for many years. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for over 25 years and had…

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Adoption Worker - VA

April Harrah – VA  My husband and I have been married for 24 years and we have two adult biological children and one child adopted through foster care who is…

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Adoption Worker

Megan Johnson – VA  I grew up in upstate New York but picked a college to attend in Virginia, sight unseen, as I became tired of NY winters.  I drove…

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Social Worker - VA

Becky Tavenner – VA  I enjoy reading in my spare time. To me, reading is a great way to learn and grow as an individual. I have a large collection…

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Adoption Worker - NC, VA

Heather Owens – NC, VA  I am an avid gardener – both in flowers and with planting veggies – this keeps me occupied during the summer months.  I love spending…

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Social Worker - NC, SC

Kim Letter – NC, SC  Adoption is very close to my heart as all three of my kids are adopted! Adoption is more than a choice but an act of…

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Adoption Worker - NC, SC

Suzanne Pach – NC, SC  Before anything else I am a wife and mother of five children. I believe that my roles as a wife and as a mother enables…

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Adoption Worker - NC

Tara Rusiewicz – NC  I’m originally from Pennsylvania, and I have lived in North Carolina since 2011. -I have 3 children. – I enjoy reading, hiking, gardening, and I love…

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Adoption Worker - NC

Evelyn Reed – NC I was born and raised in South Africa and came to the USA at age 13. I have lived almost all my adult life in NC.…

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Adoption Worker - NC

I was born in Ghana, West Africa, grew up in England and Canada. I love reading and traveling internationally.

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Adoption Worker - NC

Katrina Midgette – NC I have been working in adoption for many years and it is so rewarding. I love the work I do and enjoy helping other people.  I…

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Adoption Worker - VA

Taren Lambert – VA  I am Taren Lambert. I have dedicated many years to helping individuals, couples, families, and others progress through life, meet goals, and overcome challenges. I have…

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