Melissa Williams, Executive Director
Melissa has a tremendous vision for Adoption.org. With 20+ years of dedicated social work experience, Melissa's passion for adoption began long ago as a medical social worker, caring for birth mothers and adoptive families during a pinnacle point in the adoption experience: the hospital stay. Melissa's experience in adoption includes birth parent and adoptive family social work with domestic and international adoption. She was also the Executive Director of a Utah based adoption agency, and operated her own Home Study and counseling business. She enjoys working with both adoptive families and expectant parents, and has compassionate understanding for all sides of the adoption triad. She and her husband David have personal connection with adoption, as their 2 daughters were adopted at birth. Melissa lives in Rexburg, Idaho with her husband and their 3 beautiful children, Kayleigh, Ashlyn and Luke.
Josh Redfern, Utah Director of Social Work
Josh likes to say that he "eats, sleeps, and breathes adoption." Before he graduated with a Masters in Social Work in 2007, Josh found his passion for adoption while doing an internship for an adoption agency. At the same time, he and his wife were being led to adoption personally. Since graduating he has worked in domestic adoption (both in agency and in independent adoptions) and international adoption. He has provided domestic and international home studies for families all over the world. He is an active member of the Utah Adoption Council and is an advocate for ethical adoption and open adoption. He has a wonderful wife, Lindsey, who is an adoption advocate and writer. They have been blessed to adopt 4 children.
Liz Correa, Utah executive assistant
Liz has been involved in the adoption world since 2004. She loves what she does and who she’s been able to work with along the way. She has enjoyed working with both birth parents and adoptive families a great deal and has been very involved in coordinating and assisting in the legal process as well. She is a very proud mother and enjoys spending time with her children.