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Carol ShepherdDirector, Adoption Consultant
My name is Carol Shepherd, and I adopted our son as a newborn after going through 12 years of infertility. Now, 21 years later, I am Director at Everlasting Adoptions.
Shortly after adopting our son, I started to feel a calling towards adoption. My career as a Human Resource Manager in Corporate America came to an end, and I entered into what I now know is my purpose and passion in life -- building families through the miracle of adoption.
My background is in psychology, human relations and social services. I am an active member in several adoption advocacy support groups, I conduct adoption seminars, and I volunteer at local church ministries. Working with birthmothers and adoptive parents throughout the US, allows me to utilize the skills that I have been blessed with to serve others. I come to work every day not as a staff member coming to a job from 9 to 5, but as a person who is dedicated and devoted, totally enjoying what I do, 24/7. I feel very blessed to have found my purpose.
Sheila NeumanAdoptive Parent Coordinator
As an Adoptive Parent Coordinator, I have the rare opportunity of providing support to adoptive families as they pursue their dream of growing their family through adoption. I have a great deal of respect for both the birth parents and adoptive families that I work with, and appreciate them for allowing me to be a part of such a personal and emotional experience. Each day I am more and more amazed by the miracle of adoption, and have found so much joy in working with such wonderful people. I am honored to be involved in a process that is truly amazing, where new families are created everyday. It's not very often that you have the opportunity to watch a family grow from start to finish, but in my career, I can do just that. My experiences have been incredible, and I look forward to helping more couples and individuals find happiness through adoption.
Ceal ShapiroBirthmother Coordinator
After experiencing the hardships of infertility, miscarriages, and infant death, I was finally able to have two children who are now grown and the joys of my life. Although I have not personally gone through the adoption process myself, I do understand the desire to want children with all your heart and soul. I also understand the pain of loss that a birthmother must feel when making this selfless and loving decision.
I earned a degree in Human Services along with two certificates: one in mental health and one in substance abuse counseling. I worked with and counseled bereaved parents for almost 15 years in memory of the baby I lost. Early on I found out that by helping others, I also helped myself. This is why I am honored to work at Everlasting Adoptions. It allows me to help find loving homes for precious newborns, and also give their biological mothers peace of mind in knowing they made the best decision. Last but not least, it allows me to make the dreams of adoptive parents come true.
Patty LambertAdoptive Parent Consultant
I was blessed to meet Carol, the Director of Everlasting Adoptions at a seminar. When she was explaining what she did for a living, I was so impressed and said what a rewarding job it must be. The more we talked, I kept saying to myself "I want to help people with this process!"
Although I am not an adoptive parent, I watched my brother go through this process after him and his wife found out they were unable to have children. Their first child was found through a similar agency where the birth mother picks her child’s adoptive family. A few years later they adopted a baby from Korea. I had the pleasure of going to the airport with them to bring home their newest addition. It was a touching experience to watch the nurses come off the airplane and place the newborn in their arms. Several other families were there waiting for their little bundles of joy. Most of us were crying at the beautiful sight. From that moment on, I knew a career in infant adoption was the path for me.
While my background is in sales, I quickly recognized the desire for a career driven by passion. I know in my heart that I have found that at Everlasting Adoptions. My first opportunity to listen in on a phone meeting with prospective adoptive parents was a joyous experience. To say I am excited to be a part of the Everlasting team is an understatement! It is my great joy to be involved in this wonderful company and I look forward to helping families fulfill their dreams of parenthood.