Dear Loveland Magazine Readers,
Hello, I would like to introduce myself: I am Angela Laman, a Licensed Social Worker, Adoption Assessor and the Program Director of Adoption STAR in Ohio. I have been employed with Adoption STAR for the past three years.
Prior to this, I served as Executive Director for Worlds Together adoption agency where I worked primarily with families who were interested in pursuing international adoptions. I became acquainted with Adoption STAR during my work with Worlds Together. I decided to join efforts with Adoption STAR and close Worlds Together to expand my interest in domestic adoptions as well as international placements.
In 2009, I began writing the policies for bringing Adoption STAR to Ohio. It took a good long year before Adoption STAR was approved as an official private child placing agency in January 2010.
Once the state of Ohio approved Adoption STAR as a private child placing agency in 2010, I closed Worlds Together and began working solely for Adoption STAR. This work was conducted out of my home office until August 2012. I worked mainly out of Panera and Starbucks when facilitating meetings with prospective adoptive parents as well as facilitating a placement!
A larger office space was needed with the growth occurring with Adoption STAR.
With this move to an official office space for Adoption STAR in Ohio, I am excited to announce our first Open House on March 5th from 4 to 6 p.m. at 433 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140. My favorite part about the new office space is having a place to meet with clients as well as hold informational sessions. I also love being able to share the office space with our newest part-time staff member, Tara Schamel. We hope you will find enjoy our wall of photos of the many families Ohio has been able to help create!
You are Invited to the Grand Opening of The Loveland Office
Tuesday March 5th 2013 from 4pm-6pm
The Ribbon Cutting will be held at 4:45 p.m.
Join Us for the Open House and Ribbon Cutting of Our New Office Space in Loveland, Ohio
Local Ohio staff and staff from the Adoption STAR main office in NYS will be present including the Founder and CEO, Michele Fried.
Food and drinks will be provided by such places as Mimi's Café, Panera, The Dessert Fairy and more. And look for raffle baskets!
RSVP to Angela@adoptionstar.com or call 513-631-3900
Adoption STAR's Ohio office: 433 W. Loveland Ave., 1st Floor, Loveland, OH 45140