Lauren began working at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center in March of 2018 as a Permanency Social Worker.  Lauren focuses on preparing families to adopt children from the foster care system by providing the Family Profile, Placement, and Finalization units of service through the State Wide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN).  Prior to this position she was employed at Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families as an intake caseworker for eight years.  Lauren earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Social Work through The University of Pittsburgh.