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The Adoption Process from a Legal Perspective

Genie Gillespie, an adoption attorney, met with Holt-Sunny Ridge waiting families to discuss the legal aspects of adoption. This informative training provided our families with in-depth details regarding the adoption process. Take a look at some of the information!

During the training, great FAQs about the role of a child’s birth father were discussed.

Families also learned about 2019 adoption tax credit information.

To learn about Genie Gillespie, click here.

Meet Olivia!

As of May 2018, Olivia Bus is Holt-Sunny Ridge’s birth parent and adoption social worker!

My name is Olivia Bus and I am a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in social work. In order to graduate, all students must participate in an internship at a social services agency, so I am excited to be completing my internship at Holt-Sunny Ridge. I have been talking about wanting an internship at Holt Sunny Ridge since August 2016, so this has been a long time in the making. I am very happy to be at Holt-Sunny Ridge and have been learning so much about all of the programs offered by our branch.

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Meet Carly!

carlyCarly Schrimpl, LCSW, is beyond thrilled to continue to serve and help adoptees and their families find their best selves. Carly obtained her bachelor’s of social work degree from Western Illinois University and her master’s degree in social work from Illinois State University. She developed her passion for working with adopted children and their families at The Baby Fold, a child and family services organization in Central Illinois where she also implemented Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) strategies in their Residential Treatment Center. Carly has experience working in high-risk situations with children who have severe behavioral issues and trauma backgrounds, and never loses hope to find healing solutions for both children and their families. Carly has also served as an adoption preservation therapist at Metropolitan Family Services in the Chicagoland area, and she is a huge advocate for TBRI®, Theraplay® and the Attachment Regulation Competency (ARC) model. She uses her eclectic therapeutic approach to build healthy attachments between parents and their adopted children, and she believes that everyone can find hope and healing through attachment work. Carly approaches each family with empathy and provides tools for more peaceful, healthy relationships.

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