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Her passion for adoption was sparked when she adopted her two sons through private, domestic adoption. She has been working in adoption for over twenty-three years and it has always been her desire to give back to the process that created her family. In her work Brenda counsels birth parents and provides support and guidance to adoptive parents. For the past thirteen years, she has also worked as a contractor in international adoption, including assistance with the COA (Council on Accreditation) Hague accreditation for two agencies. She is an innovative advocate for her clients and encourages them to truly participate in and take charge of the life event of adoption, a process that will profoundly affect them. It is her belief that in an atmosphere of honesty, respect, and support, it is possible to experience the process with realistic expectations about the challenges and joys of adoption. Brenda is an adoption educator and trainer and works as a confidential intermediary for the Colorado courts, locating and contacting sought-after relatives (birth parents, adoptees, and birth siblings). She has served on the Boards of Directors for several local adoption agencies and volunteers her time to Gift of Adoption. A Colorado native, she is an avid runner, loves doing yoga, enjoys reading, and creates jewelry. Brenda resides in Golden, Colorado, with her husband, her two sons, and Carmen the labradoodle.
Brittany is the Office Manager and Paralegal for Adoption Choices of Colorado. Brittany is the newest member of the Adoption Choices family and has loved every minute of it! Brittany first became involved in adoption while working at an adoption agency in Utah. She started as a child care provider to the birth mothers, worked up to birth mother helper and lastly worked as Administrative Assistant, answering phones, having constant communication with adoptive families, maintaining the adoptive family files and running a monthly adoptive family training. Brittany traveled all over for adoptions in different states and would be there to support both sides during this amazing experience. It was through working at the Utah adoption agency that Brittany discovered her love for adoption and legal work. Her career path had been decided, Brittany moved to Colorado in 2010 to go back to school to become a Paralegal. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, she does all of the filing for adoptive parents and birth parents, preparing documents and supporting the staff with any task given to her. She is in daily contact with families, and loves helping each and every one of them on their journeys through adoption. Each day is different and that is the biggest thing that she loves about adoption. There is always something new and a challenge to overcome. Brittany sees the true meaning in adoption and the real “why” in the work that is done with adoption agencies. Seeing an adoptive family with their baby is the best feeling, knowing that a dream came true for that family! In her free time Brittany enjoys each moment with her husband and 2 daughters. Brittany also enjoys camping, hiking, vacationing, baking and reading.
Amber Klein started her career in the marketing and advertising world and quickly learned all about various types of communication, how to talk to people and how to effectively market any business. But she always knew that she wanted more. In 2016, she started to feel as though she wanted to give back in some way in her career and marketing wasn’t fulfilling that need for her. After a well-timed stint at jury duty (which she found fascinating and was actually disappointed to not be placed on the jury), she knew that she’d found the industry she wanted to be in and embarked in an intensive paralegal certificate program. Upon completion of the program, she started working at Adoption Choices of Colorado as office manager and paralegal. At Adoption Choices, she does all of the filing for adoptive parents and birth parents, preparing documents and supporting the staff with a variety of tasks. She’s so thrilled to have found a place where she can combine use her education and love of law to help better the world one family at a time. In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending concerts, reading, experiencing her native Colorado backyard and running agility with her dog, Kirra.
Cassidie has been with Adoption Choices since 2015, she has her bachelors in Interdisciplinary Affairs with concentrations in both Sociology and Business Management. Cassidie has additional training in Victim Advocacy, foster care and has been working in women’s services for over 10 years. Cassidie has always had a heart for adoption and it was her career dream to work in adoption. She started off doing volunteer work for advocacy programs, adoption organizations and worked in High Risk Maternal Fetal Medicine through the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Cassidie is also blessed to have personally experienced an adoption of her own in 2012, completing her family of five! Cassidie loves what she does as a case worker from initial phone calls, meetings, doctor appointments, interaction with the adoptive families to delivery and counseling. Cassidie has a passion for those in need and strives to help make a difference in the lives of the people she meets. She is a firm believer in being kind, compassionate and open minded in all situations. “Unless you’ve walked in their shoes, there’s no place for judgment. A kind word or compliment can go a long way!” The bittersweet moments in adoption reminds Cassidie each and every time, why she loves what she does!
Jen joined the Adoption Choices family in 2017 but her journey into the adoption world really began from day #1. As an adoptee, Jen has experienced the life of adoption first-hand. She understands and relates to birthparents and adoptive parents, while always advocating for each baby lovingly considered for adoptive placement.
Jen has had a heart for adoption for as long as she can remember. Empowered by a supportive family, Jen confidently embraced being adopted, becoming an ambassador for adoption. In high school, she was invited to speak on an adoption panel that presented the adoption option to pregnant teens in surrounding high schools. She was also invited to train as a peer counselor, which unofficially began her career in the social work field and officially ignited her passion for building relationships and helping others.
Jen has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Her professional background includes advocating for children in care of the state, implementing case plans, integrating families, and working with foster and adoptive parents. She has experience providing home studies for prospective parents wishing to adopt. Jen also has experience working with at-risk children and families in the public school system, providing counseling and small groups, administering grant programs and conducting trust development training in high school physical education classes.
Jen has a true passion for building relationships with each birth parent and providing hands-on support every step of the way. She has a heart for mentorship and growing leaders. In her free time, Jen loves hiding out in the mountains with her favorite people (and pets). She enjoys making, baking, and adventuring. Jen is dedicated to mindful living and making a positive impact on others. She loves the opportunity to be fulfilling her purpose with the dedicated and caring team at Adoption Choices.
Liv obtained her undergraduate degree in pre law from American University in Washington, DC,(1994) and completed an MA in Counseling at Adams University (2001). Qualifying her as the only specialist in the Four Corners region, Liv obtained a Master Clinician endorsement in Prenatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders from the Postpartum Stress Center. Liv is also a volunteer for Postpartum Support International. Liv’s unique work supports families with anxiety and depression after the birth of a child, fertility issues, loss of a child, NICU trauma and adoption/foster care. Liv has also worked with Pediatric Partners of the Southwest as a member of the Integrated Behavioral Health Team. In addition to seeing clients in her private practice, since 2004, Liv has provided a variety of adoption services in the Four Corners area in Southwest Colorado. This includes: adoption home studies, post placement services, foster parent counseling, relinquishment counseling and birth parent support.
Our office is located off of I-70 and Youngfield Street.
If you are arriving from westbound I-70:
If you are arriving from eastbound I-70:
Finding our office inside the building:
If you have parked in the front of the building-once in the main door take the hallway to the left and go to the end of the hall. Turn right and Adoption Choices of Colorado is the first office on the right-suite 126.
If you have parked in the back of the building- once in the main door take the hallway to the right to the end of the hall. Turn right and Adoption Choices of Colorado is the first office on the right- suite 126.