Every child deserves a forever family

  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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Executive Director of Adoption

I joined the CAS team in March of 2018 and have helped launch various programs at the agency. I have extensive experience working with children and families in international settings. My…

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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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Family Services 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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Marketing and Event Coordinator

I am super excited to be a part of the CAS team. I am a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and have focused my academic career on…

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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

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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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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Family Engagement Clinical 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 Services Clinical Specialist

I come to CAS with many years of experience working with domestic and international adoption, as well as providing services to expectant and birth families. It is an honor to…

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Quality and Special Projects

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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Quality & Administrative Assistant

Debbie joined our CAS tea in 2017. She enjoys supporting the mission of CAS by assisting the staff administratively, working with licensing, and assisting with fundraising and special events. When…

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Assistant Director of South Carolina

Sharana Sloss is a Licensed Master Social Worker residing in the Charleston area in South Carolina. Her passion is working with youth and adolescence on discovering who they are, making…

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Foster Care Team Lead

I am so excited to join the CAS Team, as we work together to restore and unite families. I am a pastor’s wife of 10 years and a mom to…

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Foster Care Services Coordinator

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 2018 where I live with my 3-year-old son, husband, 2 dogs, and 3 cats.  I am…

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Foster Care Coordinator and 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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CHOICES outreach coordinator

I am honored and excited to be a part of the CAS team. It has been my dream for some time to work in adoption, and now I have the…

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Adoption Worker – NC

I am an adoption social worker serving the areas of North and South Carolina. I have been working in the field of child welfare and adoption for nearly a decade.…

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Adoption Worker - NC

Im an Adoption Worker serving the NC Triad and its surrounding areas! I have extensive experience in child welfare, specifically domestic adoption, international adoption, and foster care. As an adoption…

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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

I am Erik (he/him).  I was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana in a blended family and I have called North Carolina home since 2006.  I was blessed to meet the woman…

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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   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 live near…

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Adoption Worker - NC

I enjoy spending time with family. Family is the most important thing in my life, and I truly am forever thankful for a beautiful, healthy, and loving family. My favorite…

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Adoption Worker - NC

I have always been passionate about family and relationships, so working at CAS is a dream come true. At 19, I lived in Brazil for 18 months. I also got…

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Social Worker - NC

My name is Sophia “Renee” Hamett. I usually go by Renee. I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and lived there for most of my adult life. For college I attended…

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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 – SC

Children services has always been my first love and I started my journey working in adoptions twenty-three years ago. I have Bachelor’s from Columbia College and Master’s from University of…

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Adoption Worker - SC

My name is Leslie Hayes. I currently reside in South Carolina. I am the mother of two adult children and one school-aged son. I have been a Social Worker since…

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Adoption Worker - SC

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Adoption Worker - VA

As a child, I always knew that I wanted to be a social worker. I wanted to be able to make a difference in someone’s life just as someone 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 – VA

I have always had a passion for working with children and families. I spent four years working with therapeutic foster parents in Indiana. There, I was able to work as…

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Adoption Worker - VA

Virginia is “home” after growing up in a military family and never really placing roots until college. It seems that adoption has been weaved into my family story in many…

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Adoption Worker - VA

I have a lot of experience with children and families in the foster and adoption community both in my personal and professional life. Growing up in a household that fostered…

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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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Post Adoption/Post Placement Clinical Manager and Adoption Worker – NC & SC

I serve families in SC and NC through their adoption and foster care journeys.  I began work in adoption services in 1999 and it is my joy to support families…

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Adoption Worker - NC, SC

Kim Letteer – 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 & VA

My name is Eva and I live in Central Virginia.  I am married and have one adult son.  I have an older sister who was adopted. I chose the career…

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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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Adoption Worker - VA

My name is Kimberli, I’m an army brat, I was born in Massachusetts, and I previously lived in Germany for 7 years. I have a 21-year-old daughter and I help…

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Adoption Worker - NC & VA

Megan Johnson – NC, 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…

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