In the News

Atlanta, GA: Janice Goldwater Receives an Adoption Activist Award at the North American Council for Adoptable Children Confernce in Atlanta
Founder and Excecuitve Director Janice Goldwater was presented with an Adoption Activist Award at this year’s North American Council for Adoptable Children Conference in Atlanta, GA for her work in building healthy, permanent families for children throughout the United States. For more information about the Council and its work, please visit

Janice Goldwater & Board Member Judy Sebring Appear on “Happy & Healthy with Nira Berry”
Montgomery County, MD: AT Founder and Executive Director and Board Member Judy Sebring joined “Happy and Healthy” host Nira Berry. Janice discusses the history of Adoptions Together, steps in the adoption process, and her work impacting the child welfare system across the United States. Judy shares her 25-year history working with Adoptions Together as both a board member and dedicated volunteer, as well as her perspective as an adoptee raised in a loving family.

AT Staff Attend the North American Council for Adoptable Children Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, GA: This week, our staff attended the North America Council for Adoptable Children Conference in Atlanta, GA to connect with other adoption professionals throughout the United States and Canada. Our team enjoyed a full schedule of workshops and presentations from colleagues and conducted well-received workshops on their own. AdoptionWorks Manager, Pam Hoehler and Executive Director hosted a workshop on creating permanency after a disrupted adoption focused on helping families and children to heal after the trauma of disruption. FamilyWorks Together Director Alisha Wolf and Janice Goldwater held a workshop focused on the ethics of trauma-informed care that investigated the many pathways to establishing trauma-informed care environments, and helping families and children who have experienced trauma. For a full list of workshops and sessions our staff experienced at this year’s NACAC conference, visit

The Baltimore Office Has Moved!
Baltimore, MD: After more than 15 years serving clients from our Catonsville office, our Baltimore office location moved just a few miles down the road to Windsor Mill. We’re excited to share our new surroundings with you, and invite you to stop by to see the new space. Our new address is 2505B Lord Baltimore Drive, Baltimore, MD 21244.

Baltimore, MD: The Adoptions Together Tech Team Upgrades Critical Infrastructure with a Grant from the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Adoptions Together IT Manager, Audra Hurd is pleased to announce the full migration of our physical file servers into the cloud with the assistance of a grant from the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafrtiz Foundation. This project has been long-conceived, and the collaborative relationship with our friends at Cafrtiz have made it a reality. Cloud-based infrastructure allows our team more flexibility to serve clients across a broader region, provides heightened data-security to your sensitive information, and cuts down on the cost and time spent maintaining physical file servers in multiple office locations. We express our gratitude to everyone that collaborated on this project.

Adoptions Together Mourns the Loss of Janice Pearse, Founder of Our International Adoption Program
Janice Pearse
Ellicott City, MD: It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic loss of Janice Pearce, founder of Adoptions Together’s International Adoption Programming. Janice joined our team in 1992 after becoming an adoptive parent to her daughter, Hannah, from Ukraine. Under her leadership, more than 1,500 children from Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, Central America and Asia joined the loving families in the United States. Janice’s desire to make an impact on children living in orphanages in Eastern Europe motivated her to co-found Children in Common, an organization that provided financial aid and material support to orphanages in Eastern Europe and Russia. Her impact on children and families has been immeasurable. Janice and her husband David raised 3 incredible children together- one son by birth, and two daughters they adopted from Eastern Europe. She is survived by them, one grandson, and the thousands of families she helped to form during her tenure with us.

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Adoptions Together Raises $31,000 to Support Children and Families at the Annual Swing Into Action for Kids Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament
Ellicott City, MD: Adoptions Together’s Special Events Manager Margo Devine is pleased to announce that the 2017 Swing Into Action for Kids Golf Tournament raised $31,000 to support families and children impacted by the child welfare system. Attendees had a wonderful time playing at the Turf Valley Resort, and all funds used will be allotted to programming that supports children and families touched by the foster care system. We express our gratitude to event sponsor, ERP International for all they do to support our mission.

Janice Goldwater & Board Member Monique Samuels Appear on “Good Morning Washington”
Washington, DC: AT Founder and Excecutive Director Janice Goldwater appeared together with Board Member Monique Samuels on Good Morning Washington to promote the work of Adoptions Together in our community, focusing on our efforts to expand permanency for children growing up in Foster Care. Janice and Monique invited viewers to register for our annual Swing Into Action for Kids Golf Tournament and support the efforts of our programming.