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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, 23 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.
Cherise VitellaroProfessional Profile Creator
Cherise is responsible for creating Everlasting’s prospective adoptive parent profile booklets as well as their website profiles that are published on the Everlasting Adoptions website. These profiles are the main tools we use to market our parents to pregnant women who are considering adoption for their baby.
Cherise is a mother of one son and one daughter. Her primary focus is being an educator and loving children. Cherise’s prior career experience as an elementary teacher and dance instructor helps her to help birthmother's learn about adoptive families through pictures and personal stories
Adoption has always been a part of Cherise's life. Her godson and two cousins were adopted, and she was able to experience and witness the miracle of adoption through her family. Cherise is always ecstatic when adoptive parents are blessed with a newborn baby into their family. She loves helping in the adoption process and believes adoption is both rewarding gratifying.
BrittanyProfessional Profile Creator
My name is Brittany, and I became a part of the Everlasting family three years ago. I am a professional profile creator, and I absolutely love my job. The profile booklets that I create are the most important marketing tool we create for our prospective adoptive parents. We give them to pregnant women who are considering adoption for their baby. I actually create the very first impression birthmothers will have of the parents that just might be the ones who were meant to raise their baby for life! I try my best to make each profile booklet relate to the parents based on what they tell me about themselves. I feel my job is to make these profiles come to life for birthmoms. It is so rewarding for me to work with them helping make their dream become their reality.
Besides creating profiles for Everlasting Adoptions families, I am also a registered nurse. I have worked with many families that have adopted children or are having problems with fertility. I have seen the relationships that have formed with an adoptive child and their parents, and it is truly amazing. I love being a nurse and helping others feel better emotionally and physically. It is remarkable what one person can do for another to change their world forever. I love both of my jobs and feel that they intertwine with one another, making my life so fulfilling. Being a part of the adoption process by making a family whole, I know for sure, is truly what makes me feel purposeful.