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Adoption Choices of Colorado is a leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive parents in Colorado since 2002. Adoption Choices of Colorado is a private, non-profit adoption agency licensed by the state. Our staff has a genuine commitment to providing an empathetic, empowering, and progressive experience to all involved in the adoption process. The talented and experienced adoption professionals at Adoption Choices of Colorado work cooperatively and persistently in an effort to ensure successful placements.

Christy Ikeler

Executive Director & Birth Parent Caseworker

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Christy Ikeler, is our Executive Director and Birth Parent Director. Christy has been with Adoption Choices Team for 18 years, since opening the doors in 2002! Christy has a true passion for what she does and her true love is working with and helping each birth parent. Whether she is up all night on the phone talking with them, taking them to doctors appointments, out for their favorite treat, providing counseling or at the hospital during labor and delivery, Christy is very involved every step of the way. She has a contagious laugh and a spunky personality that our birth moms all can bond with and relate to. As an adoptive parent herself, adoption holds a very special place in her heart and she can relate on every level with both birth parents and adoptive parents. In her free time Christy loves spending time with her daughter, gardening, baking and taking vacations with her family. Christy is an excellent leader for our team at Adoption Choices and is truly one of a kind!! As Executive Director, Christy spends time with the staff, birth parents and adoptive families in order to ensure that the agency is running smoothly. She has placed a huge emphasis on community outreach and programs for birth parents. Christy loves the opportunity to lead the agency into a brighter future.

Brenda Hudson Retrum, BA

Director of Adoptive Parent Services

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Christy Ikeler, is our Executive Director and Birth Parent Director. Christy has been with Adoption Choices Team for 18 years, since opening the doors in 2002! Christy has a true passion for what she does and her true love is working with and helping each birth parent. Whether she is up all night on the phone talking with them, taking them to doctors appointments, out for their favorite treat, providing counseling or at the hospital during labor and delivery, Christy is very involved every step of the way. She has a contagious laugh and a spunky personality that our birth moms all can bond with and relate to. As an adoptive parent herself, adoption holds a very special place in her heart and she can relate on every level with both birth parents and adoptive parents. In her free time Christy loves spending time with her daughter, gardening, baking and taking vacations with her family. Christy is an excellent leader for our team at Adoption Choices and is truly one of a kind!! As Executive Director, Christy spends time with the staff, birth parents and adoptive families in order to ensure that the agency is running smoothly. She has placed a huge emphasis on community outreach and programs for birth parents. Christy loves the opportunity to lead the agency into a brighter future.

Stephanie Walker, MSW

Child Placement Supervisor

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Stephanie joined the Adoption Choices family in 2014 as the Child Placement Supervisor.  Her love for adoption began in first grade when she made friends with twins adopted from Vietnam.  Her heart grew strong over the years for adopted children and ultimately led her to graduate school where she continued her focus to her dream of working in the adoption field.  Stephanie earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver in 2001.  Over the past 15 years, Stephanie has worked as a pregnancy counselor and as an adoptive parent counselor for foster care, international adoption and domestic adoption, writing hundreds of home studies for families, and helping build their forever families.  Stephanie is married and has three boys ages 12, 9, and 5. Together with her family she enjoys riding bike, playing games, watching her three sons compete in their various sporting and musical activities and go on vacations.

Cassidie Reiman

Birth Parent Case Worker, Home Study Provider, Case Worker for Gestational Carriers

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Bio to come!

Nicole Ferlito

Paralegal & Project Manager

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Bio to come!

Liv MacKenzie, MA, LPC

Liv MacKenzie, MA, LPC

Home Study Provider

Susan Merten

Susan Merten

Home Study Provider

Todd Bright-Frare

Todd Bright-Frare

Home Study Provider

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