Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana has an experienced and dedicated team of professionals on our staff. We are committed to provide support and assistance to those who have made the loving choice of adoption.
Julie Barkley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellarmine University and her Master’s of Social Work from Spalding University. Julie has more than twelve years experience in crisis and mental health work. She has an additional ten years of experience focused solely on adoption.
Nicole Cardwell earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville. Nicole has been devoted to assisting birth parents, adoptive families, and children at Adoption Bridges since 2009.
Erika Young Erika earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services & Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College, along with a Master’s of Education degree in Counseling and Human Development. Erika has more than twelve years’ experience, working within various settings. Specifically, a diverse background in providing community based services to families and expectant mothers
In addition to our staff members, we have contract workers throughout the region that assist with birth parent services. Current contract counselors include:
Sharon Sapienza Sharon is our birthparent advocate serving Louisville and surrounding areas. She is very dedicated to walking birth parents through every step of their adoption experience.
Natalie Shafer, MSW, CSW Natalie works with birth parents and provides pregnancy counseling services in the Lexington area and as well as Northern and Eastern Kentucky.
Tammi Miller Based out of Bowling Green, Tammi serves birth parents all throughout Western Kentucky including Henderson, Owensboro, Paducah, and Hopkinsville.