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Christine Jacobs

Executive Director & Program Director

Chris has more than thirty-seven years of experience in child-welfare, and is a subject matter expert in foster care adoption. She has been with the Center for twenty-eight years and manages all programs. Christine has successfully led, managed and supervised the program teams of the Center. Her experience includes design and implementation of programs to recruit and retain prospective adoptive families for the most challenging older youth in foster care. Christine created strategies for the Center’s match event programs that enhance the potential for relationship building between older youth and attending families. She created an activity for these events, Everyone Has a Voice, providing youth with the unique opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for the future. Christine is focused on evidence based outcomes for the programs of the Center and stresses the importance of feedback from the youth and their social workers for all program activities. She has created strong, lasting partnerships and collaborations with other child welfare organizations in the Greater Delaware Valley. 

Christine holds a BA in psychology and is an adoptive parent.

email:  cjacobs@adopt.org

phone: 267-443-1870

Gloria Hochman

Director of Media Relations

With more than 35 years of experience in child welfare, Gloria brings to the Center a robust background as an award-winning journalist and best-selling author.  She is the winner of 27 writing awards and is author of six books, one of which was on the New York Times best-seller list for three months.  She writes newspaper and magazine articles, and handles the Center’s media program, moderates special events, appears frequently on radio and television and is responsible for the Center’s informational materials.

email:  ghochman@adopt.org

phone: 215-875-0324

Alexandra Buczek

Manager, Operations, Social & Digital Media

Alexandra has more than 15 years of experience in the adoption field, 11 of which have been with the Center. She loves spreading the word about the children in care far and wide. She leads and manages all of the Center’s web-based initiatives. Alexandra holds a BS in physics from the University of Rhode Island, an MS in communications from Drexel University and an MBA in sustainable business from Green Mountain College.

email: abuczek@adopt.org

phone: 267-443-1868


Kimberly Kaschak

Development Manager

Kim has worked with nonprofits for ten years. She holds a Bachelors in International Relations from Richmond University in London. Her Masters is in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney

email: kkaschak@adopt.org

phone: 267-443-1874

Dominique McFadden

WWK Coordinator for Delaware

Dominique has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service Family and Child Welfare and a Masters in Administration and Human Services. Her undergraduate studies inspired her to want to work directly with families and children by advocating for their needs. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and 6 years of experience in the Child Welfare area. Prior to starting work in Child Welfare she was a Child Care Director. She also works part-time in New Jersey as a Family Service Worker.

email: dmcfadden@adopt.org

phone: 267-443-1869

Sarah Marino

Wednesday’s Child Coordinator & Adoption Coordinator

Sarah is an experienced community outreach coordinator who facilitates the weekly Wednesday’s Child features on NBC10 and hosts our podcast. She also focuses on coordinating Match Events for children waiting to be adopted in New Jersey. Sarah graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. in Digital Communications and a B.A. in Music Business.

email: smarino@adopt.org

phone: 267-443-1872

Alexandra Fish

WWK Coordinator for New Jersey

Alex holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Gender Studies, and is currently in graduate school at Widener University, where she will obtain her Masters of Social Work. During her time in undergraduate and graduate school, Alex has worked in different areas within the social service field, with advocating for children and families as being the center focus of her efforts. She is also trained in trauma informed care, and seeks to support and help alleviate the barriers and burdens children and vulnerable populations face.

email: dmcfadden@adopt.org

phone: 267-443-1867