Leah

Leah | Pregnancy Counselor

Text or Call: (407) 697-6634

Email: leah.lasley@nightlight.org

Leah’s Favorite Bible Verse: Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Leah’s Favorite Adoption Story: My favorite adoption story is from my own family. I was the first-born child to my parents and was an only child during the first years of my life. My parents had tried having more children and were not able to, so they began to pursue adoption. When I was 5-years-old, they got a phone call that there was a little baby girl that was born- that was when my sister became a part of our family! I still remember being filled with excitement about going to the hospital with my parents to meet my sister for the first time. Funny enough, my parents did end up being able to have one more child and my brother was born only 13 months later! I just love to be able to look back and see how God gave purpose to the challenging season my parents experienced to bring my little sister into our family before my brother came along.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2018 from Florida State University

Responsibilities: As a pregnancy Counselor, I counsel and educate expectant parents who are considering adoption. I assist them throughout their adoption journey by helping them make a hospital plan, connect them to resources, facilitate match meetings between the expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents, and offer continual support.

 

 

Megan

Megan | Pregnancy Counselor & Executive Director

Text or Call: (407) 697-6634

Email: megan.white@nightlight.org

Megan’s Favorite Bible Verse:

Megan’s Favorite Adoption Story:

Education: Megan obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University (1991) and a Masters of Social Work from Florida State University (1993). She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida from 1995 to present and is a Qualified Supervisor for Florida Licensure. Megan has worked in the adoption field in Florida since 1993 and has been working with Nightlight Christian Adoptions since 2016.

Responsibilities: Megan ensures compliance with state laws and oversees the programs in the Florida office. She works with expectant parents by helping them make a hospital plan, connecting them to resources, facilitating match meetings between the expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents, and offering continual support. Megan also assists Florida families by conducting home studies and guiding them through the initial Domestic Program phases. She maintains relationships with community organizations, such as pregnancy centers, health clinics, and hospitals. Megan believes that adoption is a beautiful way to build a family, and she is thankful to be part of a team that provides hope and life-affirming options to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies.

 

 

Tamara

Tamara | Pregnancy Counselor

Text or Call: (813)293-1646

Email: tamara@nightlight.org

Tamara’s Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

Tamara’s Favorite Adoption Story: My favorite adoption story just happens to involve myself on two different occasions. First, I was adopted at three weeks old from Saint Petersburg, FL. My adoption was closed, because that was typically how adoptions were done at that time. I was adopted by a wonderful, Godly, Christian couple that had an 8 year old biological son. I was informed by my parents that I was adopted at a very early age. What a blessing my parents have been to me and that they have always pointed me to Jesus. My parents were married almost 61 years, until recently, as my father passed away on September 27, 2019 of Alzheimers. I had the honor and privilege to help my mom take care of him at home instead of placing him in a nursing home. To give back just a small amount of what my parents have given me over many years was truly the biggest blessing to me. In 1996, at age 26, I located my birth family in Phoenix, Arizona. I have a great relationship with my sister and brother from my birthmother’s side. In 2015, I received word that my birthmother was dying from colon cancer and only had a few weeks to live. At that time, I immediately flew to Phoenix, Arizona to witness to my birthmother and to make sure she knew where she would spend eternity. It was in those late hours, just nine days before my birthmother passed away, that I was able to guide her into accepting Christ as her Savior. What a blessing that was. I am so humbled that God used me in such a special way. I am also an adoptive mom, so adoption is very dear to my heart. My husband and I have been married 27 years, and have two biological children and one adoptive son. We adopted him at birth. We have a very open relationship with his birthmother, so he began to understand what adoption was at the early stages in his life. I talk with him openly about adoption and let him know that I understand what it’s like to be adopted. At times, I forget that I did not give birth to him. I always knew at a very young age that God had called me to adopt. My husband and I discussed it very early on in our marriage. When we decided to move forward with adoption, our daughter was 14 and our son was 12. They were both so excited and couldn’t get another sibling fast enough. The bond that our three children have is indescribable and filled with so much love. I am so thankful for adoption and feel so blessed that God chose me.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

Responsibilities: As a pregnancy Counselor, I counsel and educate expectant parents who are considering the option of adoption for their child/children. I assist them throughout their adoption journey by helping them make an adoption plan, a hospital plan, and by connecting them to resources that can help guide them in making the right decision for their child and for themselves. I help facilitate match meetings between the expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents. After the adoption, I continue to offer support to both of them. This often results in a meaningful, long standing relationships with both parties.