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Alison L

Social Services Manager
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Alison L

Social Services Manager
Email Address: alison.lamsma@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10 "He says, be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth."
Education: Masters of Arts in Social Service Administration with Clinical Focus. Bachelor's of Social Work. Trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention
Responsibilities: I am currently the Colorado Social Services Manager and International Program Coordinator for India Program. My responsibilities include international program supervision in Colorado office, India program management from matching to travel, and supervision of home study providers.

Becca D

Home Study Provider
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Becca D

Home Study Provider
Email Address: becca@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
Favorite Adoption Story: One of the very first families that I worked with adopted a sweet little three-year-old girl from Russia with special needs. It has been so special to watch this little girl grow up in a family perfectly chosen for her. She has defied all odds, and is flourishing in all areas of life, despite her handicaps. It is really amazing to see the power of love played out through adoption (1 Corinthians 13:13)!
Education: I attended Colorado Christian University and received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I have worked in adoption and other non-profit orphan care ministries since 2009.
Responsibilities: Adoption Case Worker and Home Study Provider

Brynna

Foster Care Advocate
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Brynna

Foster Care Advocate
Email Address: brynna@nightlight.org

Carley

Home Study Coordinator
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Carley

Home Study Coordinator
Email Address: carley@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” Psalm 23: 1-3
Education: Bachelors in Social Work from Colorado State University
Responsibilities: Assist families through the entire Home Study Process

Gracie

International Program Coordinator
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Gracie

International Program Coordinator
Email Address: gracie@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” Isaiah 43:2
Favorite Adoption Story: When I was an intern with Nightlight in 2020 my favorite memory was the discharge of a newborn baby from the hospital and driving the baby to meet their forever. Witnessing and taking part in this first meeting was absolutely breathtaking!
Education: I attended Colorado State University and graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelors in Social Work.
Responsibilities: Managing the day to day operations of the Hong Kong and China Adoption Programs. Responsible from the delivery of services to the coordination of services.

Jen

Snowflakes Placing Parent Inquiry Specialist
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Jen

Snowflakes Placing Parent Inquiry Specialist
Email Address: jen@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” Psalm 37:4, NLT
Favorite Adoption Story: Adoption is an incredible blessing! It is an opportunity to give of ourselves and to live a life of intentionality, looking beyond our own concerns to the needs of another, providing love and support. Every adoption is a gift! It is a blessing, realized or unrealized, to both those who give and those who receive. When you get to see the love and true delight in a person’s eyes as they welcome a life into their small part of the universe, there is nothing like it! Their joy overflows, even the little ones, the babies, they know they are loved! Although I’m asked what my favorite adoption story is, and several come to mind, the truth is that there is nothing like your own.
Education: Jen has a BS in Organizational Management in Human Resources, with a minor in Psychology and has an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Corporate Education. Yet despite her education and experience in both HR and Training, her most valued management experience was spent working in a communications company and serving on three continents. “Working with cultures, from all around the world, gave me a deeper understanding of people, their values, and how we all want to make a difference in life.”
Responsibilities: For families, and individuals, who want to give their remaining embryos a chance to be born, I am here to help anyway I can. Therefore, if you are one of those amazing people who is considering Embryo Donation, you probably have a number of questions that you would like answered, that is where I come in. I am here to answer your questions, put your mind at ease, and should you decide to move forward, provide you with the support you need as you make the best choices for you and your remaining embryos.

Julie E

International Program Coordinator
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Julie E

International Program Coordinator
Email Address: julie.eagleson@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do. (Isaiah 46:11)
Favorite Adoption Story: A family I was working with was adopting a sibling group of 3 in Colombia. They were in Colombia with the children and the judge was ready to sign the adoption decree when the birthfather showed up at ICBF and said he'd like to have the children. He brought with him not an attorney but a member of the press. This was a number of years ago, just after there had been very damaging press on TV about ICBF's programs over the years. The judge made the decision to stop the process and have ICBF investigate whether the birth father was willing and able to parent the children. The children said they thought they might have seen this man a time or two but did not identify him as their father and had no relationship with him. No one knew how long it would take for this to be resolved, but the adoptive family, a very strong Christian family, made the decision that the mom and their bio son would remain in Colombia with the 3 siblings, where she homeschooled them all, and dad would go home and work to earn money to provide for everyone. They contacted all of their church friends and relatives and so did I and we all began to pray and pray and pray. In the end, it took 7 months for ICBF to determine that the birthfather had neither the means nor the interest in parenting the children, and that he had been encouraged to carry out his actions by members of the press. Finally, the family came home with the children. I asked them to send me a photo of the moment when they stepped off the plane in the US, which they did. What a moment! It was a very long 7 months for everyone, but the family never gave up and the children got to come be with their forever family!
Education: I have a BA in Spanish and a BA in Psychology from Linfield College
Responsibilities: Coordinate Mexico Program

Katy

Pregnancy Counselor | Adoption Advocate
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Katy

Pregnancy Counselor | Adoption Advocate
Email Address: katy@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.” Psalm 30:11-12
Favorite Adoption Story: My favorite adoption story comes from my high school volleyball coach. She and her husband chose to adopt a 7 year old girl and her newborn baby brother from foster care. When they lived with their biological parents, this little girl saved her brother’s life. One day, her mother had not been present for a few days and there was clearly something wrong with her brother. She did what only she could think to do and walked him all the way to the closest hospital a few miles away. This little baby had a high fever and probably would not have survived much longer if it was not for her brave actions. Now they have grown into incredible young adults and have so much potential and hope for what their life has in store for them.
Education: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University.
Responsibilities: Katy is responsible for counseling and supporting expectant parents who are making an adoption plan. She also trains, supports, and assists domestic adoptive families throughout Colorado and surrounding states during their adoption process.

Kelsey

Executive Director
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Kelsey

Executive Director
Email Address: kelsey@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 12:9-10 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so the Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Favorite Adoption Story: My favorite adoption story would have to be about my little boy, Isaiah, whom I adopted while living in South Sudan in 2009. Isaiah who was 13 months old at the time, was living on the street with his 9 year old sister Rose, and they had lost both parents to AIDS only a month after Isaiah was born. Isaiah was HIV positive from birth and as a result of it going untreated for so long, he passed away shortly after I adopted him. When I first met Isaiah he was extremely unhappy, malnourished, and had never experienced joy or laughter. Isaiah, though only 1 year old, showed obvious indicators of neglect, distrust, anger, and an absence of love. I was privileged to spend 4 months with Isaiah and in my short time of loving and caring for him I saw God’s love transform this child from being an angry, distrusting, and hurting little boy to a boy full of love, laughter, and joy. It taught me about the power of love and how important it is for every child to know they are loved, accepted, and worthy. Though this story had a tragic ending, it’s beautiful because Isaiah was able to know and experience love, self-worth, acceptance, and joy before he left this earth. It is now my objective, hope, and aspiration that every child will have a loving home and family and will know they are unconditionally loved because nothing is more transforming and powerful than LOVE.
Education: Masters of Social Work from the University of Louisville
Responsibilities: Kelsey is responsible for the training, supervision and support of Social Services Staff in the Colorado office, including the Domestic Program Coordinator, the Home Study Coordinator, Interns, and Home Study Writers. She also reviews all home studies completed in Colorado, and works with out of state agencies on completing and reviewing home studies for mutual International Adoption clients from their states.
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Kimberly

Consultant | Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program
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Kimberly

Consultant | Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program
Email Address: kimberly.tyson@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 5:6-8 “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Favorite Adoption Story: Every Snowflakes Family story is unique and so very interesting to read. Thank you Snowflakes families (both placing and adopting) for your willingness to share your story. Story helps people make a positive step into embryo donation and adoption!
Education: Kimberly Tyson has more than 40 years of marketing and leadership experience developing and deploying leading edge technology products and services for top-tier companies. An accomplished corporate marketer, her vision and expertise in business performance have brought goal-oriented success in the medical, education and general business sectors. She received her BA from Colorado State University in Business Administration-Marketing with a minor in Political Science.
Responsibilities: Consultant for the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program

Liana

International Coordinator
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Liana

International Coordinator
Email Address: Liana@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Favorite Adoption Story: I have a couple of favorite adoption stories. The first one would be my own. I was adopted from St. Petersburg, Russia at age 11. I feel truly blessed to have a family, a very wonderful loving family. In the orphanage I prayed to find my biological family and for them to take me back home but another family found me instead, my true family. My second favorite adoption story is the adoption of my first son. I ended up pregnant at age 18 and could not provide for a child. My best friend’s parents asked if I would consider them to be my baby’s parents. I decided that that would be the best option for my son and he would be well taken care of. Since I have known this family since I came to the U.S. we have maintained a great relationship and have a wonderful open adoption. I am so grateful that I still get to be a part of his life and he knows that I am his “birth mama” and that I love him.
Education: Business Administration student at Grand Canyon University
Responsibilities: Assist families in the international adoption process

Meaghan

Home Study Provider
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Meaghan

Home Study Provider
Email Address: mnally@nightlight.org

Morgan

Foster Care Program Manager
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Morgan

Foster Care Program Manager
Email Address: morgan.pauley@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 25:40 “And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.”
Favorite Adoption Story: I am constantly amazed by Foster Families and their willingness to minister to kids and families as they go through difficult times. My personal favorite is my aunt, who has fostered dozens of children and adopted 4 boys from the Kansas City Foster Care system. The way that they have overcome adversity and embraced our family as their own is something that I will always be inspired by!
Education: BSW from Colorado State University and Masters in Intercultural Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Responsibilities: I work with families in our Foster Care Program! I walk alongside the families starting with the Home Study process all the way through adoption finalizations and act as a bridge between the county and our families and advocate for them throughout the Foster process.

Paige Z

Snowflakes Adopting Parent Inquiry Specialist | Social Media Manager
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Paige Z

Snowflakes Adopting Parent Inquiry Specialist | Social Media Manager
Email Address: paige@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10
Education: Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Grace College and Theological Seminary
Responsibilities: As the Snowflakes Inquiry Specialist, I connect with adoptive families considering this unique adoption choice and provide support as they navigate the application process. I manage all embryo adoption social media outreach.

Shannon

Lead Inquiry Specialist
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Shannon

Lead Inquiry Specialist
Email Address: shannon.torres@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: John 13:7 “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand”
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University and a Master of Arts from Liberty University in Crisis and Trauma Counseling.
Responsibilities: I have the privilege of responding to initial inquiries about programs available at Nightlight. I work to listen to the client and help them decide which program will be the best fit to help them on their journey toward completing their family.

Wisline

Snowflakes Adopting Parent Inquiry Specialist | Education Coordinator
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Wisline

Snowflakes Adopting Parent Inquiry Specialist | Education Coordinator
Email Address: wisline@nightlight.org
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