• Adrienne, LCSW

  • Executive Director
  • she | her | hers

Adrienne has been the Executive Director at Adoption Options since 2012.She is also the CEO for ARISE Adoption Academy, Adoption Options’ social enterprise. She has worked in all aspects of the child welfare system including intake, child protection, permanency and adoption. She was an adjunct faculty member for the University of Denver and Metropolitan State University and taught courses in Family Social Work, Foster Care and Adoption and co-taught a college level course for caseworkers and mental health professionals in Adoption Competence. Adrienne holds her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver and her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.

Adrienne is the parent of two sons, ages 20 and 23 years old.Her oldest just graduated from CU and her youngest is attending MSU in Denver. Adrienne has lived in Denver for 25 years and prior to that she lived and grew up in Carmel, Indiana.She was part of the poms dance team and performed at football and basketball games.

Adrienne enjoys walking, hiking, sailing and hanging out on the beach.

Adrienne dreams of living by the ocean one day!

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