Welcome, my name is Elizabeth and I am A Giving Tree Adoptions Executive Director and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I was raised in Boise, Idaho and have always felt fortunate to call Idaho home. I am a mother of five children and a grandparent of three; our family has always valued the important of blending love through adoption and choice. I began my professional career in adoption in 2006, while working with CASI Foundation for Children coordinating international adoptions. I worked with CASI as a caseworker and as a State of Idaho Certified Adoption Professional for many years. As an adoptive parent, an adopted child, and a women who previously placed a child in adoption, I can share with you that adoption changes you. I have observed forces of nature, God, or whatever energy that brings together people in the most humbling and beautiful ways. Adoption bridges people with love, sacrifice, and intrinsic tenderness that, to me, has no equal. It is truly an honor to work in adoption, to be part of an agency that we created with love in our hopes and intentions. Thank you for your interest.
Hello! My name is Keith and I am a caseworker for A Giving Tree Adoptions, Inc. I am also a Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor with the State of Idaho, with over eight years of substance abuse disorder treatment experience. I have lived in Idaho since I was sixteen years old. I am married to an amazing and beautiful wife and between the two of us, have five children, all daughters, and two grandchildren. My three daughters are adopted, their mom and I adopted them when they were newborns, from Houston Texas. I am so grateful to be an adoptive dad, and have the honor of raising my three daughters as my own. I believe in adoption and the need for it to be available to all people who qualify that are willing to love, accept, and nurture children who deserve to be loved, cared for, and given an opportunity to be a part of a family. I am excited to be a part of of the adoption journey for adoptive parents!
Greetings, I am Amelia! I am the Adoptions Information Specialist with A Giving Tree Adoptions as well as one of Elizabeth Jacksons daughters. While I am new to the professional adoption world, adoption has been a big part of my family for as long as I can remember. Our family is big from adoption, even back to my grandparents being adopted. I believe that adoption has morphed away from deep interpersonal values and into ‘big business’ with a price tag to match. This is one of our motivating factors with starting our agency. Elizabeth and I spent two years getting together every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 9 pm to write our own Policy and Procedure. It was a tenuous time but we are driven by our passion to move adoption back to the focus being on family and adoptive children. So, from our family to yours, we hope we can help you build or begin your family because with us you are more than a number in a system but a branch on the tree of adoption.