Amy Imber is the Executive Director of Connecting Hearts Adoption Services and has worked in the adoption field for over 20 years. In 2008, Amy founded Connecting Hearts and has been privileged to be a small part of countless adoption journeys. She has time and time again seen how powerful and amazing adoption can be. To Amy, it is wonderful to be a small part in this intimate time in the life of a family. Amy lives in Orlando with her husband Jeff and their two boys, Sam and Max.
Connecting Hearts Adoption Services is an honored recipient of the Human Rights Campaign’s Seal of Recognition. Connecting Hearts is also proud to be associated with the Florida Adoption Council.
MEET THE TEAM
Susan has worked in the adoption field for over a decade. She has extensive experience working with adoptive families and birth/expectant parents. Susan is able to give her clients the tools they need to make good decisions in the adoption process. She leaves her clients feeling prepared and ready for their adoption journey. Susan is married and has a toddler who keeps her on the go! Susan and her family make Tampa Bay their home.
Alice has been working with families and children since 1985. Her counseling background and experience helps her clients feel relaxed when she comes to their home. When Alice leaves your home, you know you have an advocate in your corner. She brings compassion and enthusiasm to her work…which is evident to our clients who have the privilege of working with her. Alice lives in Fort Lauderdale where she loves the beach and enjoys spending time with her family.
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerKathleen has lived in Jacksonville for almost 30 years and has 20+ years of adoption experience. She has a passion for adoption that is present when she visits with her clients. Kathleen’s personal experience makes others feel at ease and comfortable. Her support to those she works with is unwavering. Kathleen is the mom of two teenagers who make sure life is never dull!
Social WorkerPaula serves our clients in Northwest Florida as the Panhandle is her home. She has been working with children and families for over 15 years. Paula is passionate about adoption and a delight to the families who welcome her into their home! Paula’s years of experience are reassuring and uplifting to those who have the pleasure of meeting her. Paula is happily married and has two adult children.
Social WorkerJudy has made Tallahassee her home for over 35 years. As both a foster and adoptive parent, her passion is to see families grow and be healthy. Judy’s personal experience helps her clients feel comfortable, knowing she understands. Judy remains available to her adoptive families as long as they need her and loves to receive updates! Judy and her dogs enjoy camping retreats in order to relax and get away from time to time.
HOME STUDY FEES
There are several fees associated with your home study. Your family may be eligible for the Adoption Tax Credit. We strongly recommend that you speak with your tax advisor to determine if you are eligible for this benefit.