Constance A. Bach

MA, Director of Adoption

Connie Bach

As Director of Adoption for the past 14 years, Connie is responsible for overseeing all functions of the full service Infant Adoption Program and the newly acquired contract with the State Wide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). She is a Management Team member at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh &…

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Erika G. Schmitt

MSW, LSW, SWAN Program Manager

Erika Schmitt

Erika is in charge of managing the SWAN Permanency Program at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, conducting all program management functions as well as providing clinical supervision to all SWAN staff. Erika also does Birthparent Counseling Supervision, supervising the birthparent counseling staff and coordinating the Birthparent…

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Melissa Adamson

BS, Adoption Social Worker

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Melissa began working at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center in November of 2015 as an Adoption Social Worker. Melissa focuses on preparing children for permanency by delivering Child Preparation and Child Profile units of service through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). Prior to working at…

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Ranisa Davidson

Ed.M., Adoption Social Worker

Ranisa Davidson

Ranisa has worked at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center for the past seven years as a Birthparent Counselor and has recently taken on the role of Adoptive Family Studies Worker. Ranisa provides education and counseling to families who are facing unplanned pregnancies, while working with adoptive…

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Vicki Gannon

MSW, Adoption Social Worker

Vicki

Vicki began working at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center in March of 2016 as an Adoption Social Worker. Vicki prepares children for permanency by delivering Child Preparation and Child Profile units of service through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). In addition to providing child…

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Melanie Garbark

BA, SWAN Program Assistant

Melanie

Melanie began working in the Adoption Program at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center in November 2016. As the SWAN Program Assistant, Melanie handles the administrative duties for our SWAN Program. She is also the proud parent of a daughter who was adopted from foster care. Melanie…

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Jodi Horn

B.S., Adoption Program Assistant

Jodi Horn

Jodi began working in the Adoption Program at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center in January 2014. As the Adoption Program Assistant, Jodi handles the administrative duties in the Adoption Program, including the preparation of legal documents. Jodi also communicates with Adoptive Families about the adoption process…

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Brittany Kline

MSW, LSW, Adoption Social Worker

Brittany Kline

Brittany began working at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center in May of 2015 as an Adoption Social Worker. Brittany focuses on preparing children for permanency by delivering Child Preparation and Child Profile units of service through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). Prior to this…

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Amanda Lowe

BS, Adoption Social Worker

Amanda Lowe

Amanda began working at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center in April of 2013 as an Adoption Social Worker. She focuses on preparing children for permanency by providing Child Preparation and Child Profile units of service through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). Prior to working…

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Joe Ritacco

MS, LPC, Adoption Social Worker

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For the last 14 years, Joe has provided social work services to Transitional Care families, while overseeing all of the medical and developmental services for each Transitional Care infant, at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center. Joe conducts adoptive family studies and recruits adoptive families for special…

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Kristin M. Thompson

MSW, Adoption Social Worker

Kristin Thompson

Kristin began working at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh in 1988 and spent over half of her career here as a Birthparent Counselor. Her long history at The Children's Home also includes 8 years as the Director of Adoption. Currently she serves as The Children's Home's Authorized Representative for Search…

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