ATTENTION: Kids to Adopt has CLOSED effective Oct 31, 2013.

Kids to Adopt Staff

Executive Director:

Kids to Adopt Executive Director, Daniel Roberts

Dan Roberts– Dan is a parent of four children (three adopted, one biological) and has worked with hundreds of adoptive families since 1997. He is experienced and dedicated to helping orphan children be placed with loving families. Dan began working in the adoption field in 1997 as the part-time IT Director of an international adoption agency in Portland, OR while completing his second Russian adoption. In addition to his IT duties, he soon began working with adoptive families, answering phone calls and emails. With growing responsibilities, Dan began working at the agency full time in 1999. Dan and his wife Sandy co-founded Kids to Adopt in 2004 with the goal of better serving special needs and older children that many other adoption agencies find difficult to place. Dan believes that these children deserve the chance to grow up in a loving family environment.

 

International Adoption Coordinators, Social Workers:

International Adoption Coordinator Caitlin StecklerCaitlin Steckler, International Adoption CoordinatorEmail Caitlin

Caitlin joined the team at Kids To Adopt in August of 2011.  She is very excited to assist families to expand their family through adoption.  She has been interested in social work for years and is very glad to be working at Kids To Adopt, assisting families and finding permanent homes for children.  Caitlin is working on her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work through Eastern Washington University. Caitlin is working with families in all of our adoption programs, and she will be happy to guide you through the adoption process from start to finish.

 

international adoption program coordinator erin tuckerErin Tucker, MSWEmail Erin

Erin is KTA’s lead MSW and Senior Program Coordinator and has several years experience working in international adoption for a number of adoption agencies.  Her positions have ranged from social work through program assistant and program director have given her a broad range of experience in multiple adoption programs and countries. She enjoys interacting with adoptive families during the adoption process and is a great resource for our families as well as the Kids to Adopt staff.  Erin handles adoption programs for Kazakhstan, Republic of Georgia and Moscow. Erin is a married mother of 3 children and often works from her home office in order to best balance her time between her family and the adoptive families she works with.

 

Adoption Case Manager:

Kids to Adopt case manager dr robert hunter psyd eddDr. Robert Hunter, PSY.D, ED.D

Dr. Robert Hunter, a licensed clinical psychologist, is Kids To Adopt’s Case Manager. Dr. Hunter worked for many years in the education system as an educator and administrator. Much of that time he worked with at-risk and handicapped youth in various capacities to ensure they received proper services and educational opportunities within the school setting. After receiving his second Doctoral degree, Dr. Hunter began a new career in Psychology working as a counselor and a family and child therapist. His work with countless foster and adoptive families and with Washington State family services and courts serving children and families, along with his background and work in education, has provided him with unique and valuable experience for working in international adoption.  Dr. Hunter works with Kids to Adopt to oversee adoption services and provide counseling and advice to adoptive parents and children both pre and post adoption.  Dr. Hunter also conducts Adoption Psychological Evaluations for our partner, A Child’s Embrace.

 

KTA Newsletter Editor – Volunteer:

Lindsey Bashelor- Email Lindsey

Lindsey volunteered to be the Kids to Adopt  newsletter editor in 2011. She has years of editorial experience from working at the Smithsonian Institution as their employee newsletter editor and from her time as a public relations account executive at Mana Means Advertising in Hawaii. In addition to her professional credentials, Lindsey is a KTA adoptive mom who brought her son Nicholas home from Russia in December 2010.  We are thrilled to have such a dedicated person working with us!