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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 Consultant
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 Consultant
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.