We are a team of adoption caseworkers. We specialize in the preparation of domestic and international adoption home studies, annual home study updates,  post-placement supervision, and birth parent counseling. Collectively, our team has been serving Utah communities for over 75 years.

Navigating adoption outside an adoption agency can be overwhelming. We are committed to traditional casework services and ongoing support before, during, and after your adoption.

Krystal Leaaetoa, LCSW
Caseworker/ Owner

Krystal received her Bachelor’s degree of Psychology from BYU and her Master’s degree of Social Work from the University of Utah. Krystal has 10 years of professional experience in both adoption and counseling, and enjoys working with adoptive couples and expectant/birth parents. Krystal genuinely listens to her clients and always helps them feel comfortable and validated. Krystal’s family is biracial, which gives her personal experience in navigating interracial relationships. Krystal is also fluent in Spanish.

Krystal lives in Davis County with her husband and three adorable children.

Lauren Andrews, SSW
Caseworker/ Owner

Lauren received her Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work from Brigham Young University.  Lauren has 10 years of adoption experience: 6 years with a large adoption agency, 4 years of experience working for the State preparing home studies for foster care families. Lauren is an excellent advocate for her clients; her favorite aspect of adoption is working with prospective adoptive families during such an exciting time in their lives.

Lauren lives with her husband and three children in northern Utah County.

Kim Perry, LCSW
Caseworker/  Owner

Kim received her Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work from Brigham Young University and her Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah. Kim has extensive experience in adoption, both personally in building her own family, and professionally as an adoption caseworker. Kim’s personal experience in adoption includes the areas of older child adoption, special needs, and international adoption as she is the adoptive mother of two daughters from Ecuador, one of whom has special needs. Kim has 10 years of adoption experience.

Kim is married and a mother to five. She lives in Davis County.

Koleen Popin, SSW
Caseworker/ Owner

Koleen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She has worked professionally in adoption and foster care for over 15 years. Koleen has appreciated the opportunity to see families created through adoption. She is a great mediator and enjoys participating in the process of building relationships between birth and adoptive families. She genuinely cares about her clients and supporting them through the process of adoption.

Koleen has three grown children, and five grandchildren. She resides in Utah County.

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Amber Lingard, LCSW
Caseworker

Amber received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree of Social Work both from the University of Utah. Amber has 7 years of professional experience with adoption working for an adoption agency. She also has experience with counseling adolescents, marriage, family, and worked with children in a school setting. Amber has family members who have adopted and she has seen them navigate through the adoption process. Amber loves to work with her clients to help find ways to heal and move through life trials.

Amber lives in North Salt Lake, Utah. She is married and has five children.

 

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Amber Falk, SSW
Caseworker

Amber received her Bachelors of Social Work Degree from Weber State University. After graduation, Amber began working for a large adoption agency and has been with them for over 10 years. Amber has considerable professional experience working with adoptive applicants, preparing home studies and guiding couples through the adoption process.  Amber is the Adoption Expense Manager for UAS.  Adoption holds a special place in her heart. She feels so grateful to be a small part of helping families come together and seeing each entity of the adoption triad blessed by the miracle of adoption.

Amber is married and has four children. She lives in Davis County.

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Sara King-Flitton, SSW
Caseworker

Sara received her Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Virginia University. Sara started her career working in Virginia with children and their families at an equine therapy center. She then entered the adoption world working for a large adoption agency where she worked closely with birth parents and adoptive families. Sara has extensive experience preparing home studies for adoptive couples and helping them navigate their relationships with birth parents before and after placement. Adoption is a field Sara is passionate about and she has dedicated the last seven years to it. She is devoted to helping families grow and becoming a forever family.

Sara lives with her husband and  her daughter in southern Davis County.

 

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Teresa T. Ringger, LCSW
Caseworker

Teresa received her Master’s Degree of Social Work from Brigham Young University. Including an internship, Teresa was hired by an adoption agency where she worked both full then part time for a total of about 8 years. Teresa has been working in adoption since 2004 and has worked with adoptive parents, birth parents, and children. She worked mainly with adoptive parents at the agency, but also had the opportunity to run groups with expectant parents, do birth parent counseling, and travel to many places around the country to assist with adoptions. After retiring from that agency Teresa has been doing home studies and birth parent relinquishments for private adoptions. Adoption is one of Teresa’s passions. She speaks Romanian fluently.

Teresa lives in northern Utah County with her husband and two beautiful children.

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Karen Anderson, LCSW
Caseworker

Karen received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from BYU and her Master’s degree of Social Work from the University of Utah. Karen has 7 years of professional experience with adoption, primarily working with birth mothers in recent years. She also has experience with clinical counseling in a wide range of mental health issues. Karen genuinely cares for the clients she works with, and is especially grateful for the privilege it is to support birth mothers in the adoption process.

Karen lives in Salem, Utah. She is married and has eight grown children and eleven grandchildren.

 

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Charity Goodrich, CMHC
Caseworker

Charity received her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling from Utah State University and her Masters in Counseling from University of Phoenix. Charity has worked in the foster care and adoption field for 15 years. She is passionate about helping families grow through adoption as well as helping birth parents feel supported and loved throughout their placement experience. Her love for adoption extends into her personal life as she and her husband are the proud parents of five children, all of whom they have adopted. She feels she has learned a lot over the years, both personally and professionally, and is very grateful for the chance to help others have the same amazing experiences.

Charity is married and a mother of five. She lives in Cache County.