Samantha is the International Program Assistant for MLJ Adoptions International and assists working with prospective adoptive parents hoping to adopt from the countries of Burkina Faso, Haiti, Individualized Country Programs, Nicaragua, Peru, and Samoa. Samantha began her position in May of 2018 as an Intern and recently joined as a full time employee in January of 2019. She has obtained her Associate’s Degree in Human Services in 2016 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2018. Currently, she is seeking to earn her MSW degree by 2021 and further extend her career options with a concentration in mental health.
Samantha enjoys assisting families in their adoption journeys and providing them with guidance about navigating through their international adoption process. Having worked in a wide array of social services, Samantha understands the discipline and drive associated within the realm of social work. It is her greatest pleasure to be working alongside prospective adoptive families and children in need of families. She believes there are many fulfilling aspects of working in adoptions, including learning different cultures, meeting a wide array of people, understanding the world, and most importantly, serving the most vulnerable.
Outside of work, Samantha enjoys writing, spending time outdoors, traveling, and working out. She also values her family, education, and hard work. Samantha’s career path has become worthwhile to her because she is able to implement some of her passions and values into her everyday life through her work. Eventually, her plan is to inspire and serve those who may feel they are in a dark place in their lives and to support and advocate for individuals who feel they have little to no voice. She is humbled to be able to assist vulnerable populations throughout her career.