"Bethanna is a Christian organization, and we are able to talk to families about their faith and how that would impact the way a child would fit in their home. We work with families and children of all different backgrounds, so I think it is an amazing opportunity to extend love and have open conversations with everyone I work with. In addition to that, I am able to get to know many kids and families and pray for them and for opportunities to move towards their goal whether that is reunification with biological family or adoption. It's so important to stay grounded in your faith, especially when working with people in situations that stem from extreme brokenness and pain."
Kim's Career Journey
Prior to her current position, Kim had worked for a year as a Child Care Worker at a residential home with teenage girls. She had also worked as a lead preschool teacher for about four months.
Working as an Adoption Worker
Kim has two main responsibilities in her position at Bethanna. First, she works with families who would like to adopt but do not have a child identified. She works alongside of them to find a child or children who they feel will fit with their family. Kim's second main responsibility is working with and getting to know the children and helping them find a family that would be a good match. Kim also reaches out to the workers representing children and families to help the clients she works with towards their goal of permanency.