How Can We Help You?

NACAC’s staff have extensive knowledge of child welfare, the effects of trauma on children, adoption from foster care, post-adoption issues, and adoption competency for professionals. We also have a passion to ensure that children have families and families have the support they need. Please contact us if there’s a way we can help you. (Please note that those listed with Minnesota in parentheses work to support adoptive, foster, and kin families in Minnesota specifically.)

If you have a question and don’t know whom to talk to, contact 651-644-3036 or

Amy Ames, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 651-350-3600

Jamie Anderson, Administrative Assistant, 651-644-3036 x117

Ginny Blade, Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections Manager, 651-703-4709

Mary Boo, Executive Director, 651-644-3036 x119

Jerome Brown, Youth Support Specialist (Minnesota)

Barb Clark, Parent Support and Training Specialist, 651-644-3036 x113

Britt Cloudsdale, Program Manager, AdoptUSKids Family Support Team, 651-644-3036 x116

Sandy Davis, Conference Coordinator, 651-644-3036 x207

Melissa Fredin, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota) 507-722-0213

Nitara Frost, Parent Support Specialist, 651-560-9099

Patsy Gordon, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota)

Melissa Greene, Education Support Specialist (Minnesota), 651-410-3754

Ashley Hanson, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 320-298-3611

Ashley Johnson, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 507-369-8106

Karla King, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 218-508-4079

Amy Kinney, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 218-508-4056

Josh Kroll, Adoption Subsidy Resource Center Coordinator, 651-644-3036 x115

Lucius Luther, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 651-350-3601

Mary Lyons, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 952-564-4343

Katie Neuman, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 320-298-3616

Deb Reisner, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 651-337-9086

Robin Rodenborg, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 320-298-3610

Kim Stevens, Project Manager, 508-254-2200

Becky Tempest, Administrative Assistant, 651-644-3036 x125

Carey Tompkins, Program Coordinator, National Training and Development Curriculum, 763-290-4604

Our Mission

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.


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