John Bertrand, Jr., LCSW, LCDC, CCFC
Director of Placement Services
John Bertrand is the Licensed Clinical Social Worker who will complete the home study and post-placement supervision visits/reports for your adoption. His educational background consists of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Texas Tech University; a Master of Science degree in Child and Youth Care Administration from Nova Southeastern University; and a Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico Highlands University. Over the past 22 years, he has been involved in every facet of the child placing process including a child assessment center, foster care, domestic adoptions, and international adoptions from China, Russia, Africa, Vietnam, South Korea, Jordan, Haiti, Taiwan, and Guatemala.
Family Support Specialist
Whether you are a birth parent or an adoptive family, Pat is here to ease a lot of the concerns and difficulties during the adoption process. She is a retired LVN and advises birth mothers on issues that may come up during their pregnancy. She also requests and reviews medical records and updates the adoptive family on the status of the birth mother. Pat was adopted as a child and really understands what its like to grow up in an adoptive home. She offers valuable insight on both sides of the table, to the birth mother and the adoptive family.