Vanda may be new to the position of Birth Parent Counselor at Adoption ARC, but she is not new to the agency. Vanda was a contractual employee with the agency prior to her relocation to the Boston, MA area. Vanda grew up in Philadelphia, PA before receiving her Bachelors of Science in Child & Family Studies from Syracuse, NY. In her spare time, she loves to read, bake and spend time with her family.
Prior to becoming at full time mother, she has had a myriad of professional experiences working directly with children and families, mostly in the public foster care system. Vanda believes in the ultimate well-being of all children no matter how difficult it may be to achieve that goal. She is extremely excited to work with Adoption ARC to provide counseling to women who are pregnant and unsure about parenting, and to connect them to resources and provide options counseling to them throughout the pregnancy as well as thereafter.
In her first few months of working as Birth Parent Counselor, she was humbled as she witnessed a birth mothers make the selfless decision to surrender her parental rights so that her birth daughter could have the life she deserves. She was also fortunate enough to be present as new adoptive parents met their babies for the first time. Vanda has been a huge support to several birth parents during their labor and delivery as well as doing family mediation to education families about what adoption is. Vanda feels that being a part of these experiences affirmed that this position, and this agency, are exactly where she belongs.
Please feel free to contact her at Adoption ARC at 1-800-884-4004 or 215-748-1441.
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