Job Title: Home Study Coordinator | SFE Assistant
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Favorite Adoption Story: My favorite adoption story is the adoption journey of close family friends. They felt the Lord leading them to adopt a child with special needs from South Korea, and although they had two biological children and did not necessarily have the finances to afford an international adoption, they knew God would provide if it was part of His plan. To make a long story short, they were able to bring their son home from South Korea when he was about one and a half years old. A few years later, they received a call from their adoption agency saying that their son's birth mother had another child and asked if they would be interested in adopting her. Although adopting another child was not part of their plan, it was part of God's plan, and they knew they couldn't say no. So, they trusted the Lord's plan and provision and were able to adopt their son's half-sister and brought her home when she was about two years old. I have been this family's babysitter for years, since their biological children were little, so I have had the joy of welcoming both of these children into the family and seeing how they fit into this family so well, like they were always meant to be a part of this family. I have been able to love on these children and grow my relationship with them, so it is a very personal and amazing adoption story that I am blessed to have a small part in!
Education: MSW, University of Central Florida; Certificate in Child Services
Responsibilities: Jenna is the Home Study Coordinator and Inquiry Specialist for the Florida office. She has the pleasure of putting together many of the home studies for the Florida office and walking each family through the home study process. Jenna also gets to handle initial inquiries for the various programs that Nightlight offers. She helps the family in deciding which program is best for them and gets them connected with the appropriate Nightlight staff once that decision has been made.