Stephanie H. Warren, MSW, Executive Director – Stephanie graduated with her BS from the University of Houston in 2001 and got her Master of Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2004. She started her social work career in foster care prior to coming to Caring Adoptions. She has been with the agency since 2007 as Birth Parent Coordinator and in 2015 became Executive Director. Along with her duties as Executive Director, she continues to work with the birthmothers to insure the legal requirements for the placement of their child are satisfied, along with making sure the girls are in a safe environment and can adequately take care of themselves. She enjoys spending time with her adopted son, Joshua, running marathons, and traveling.
Patricia R. Bridges, MA, LCPAA, Director Emeritus –
Pat has a BA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in Education and Journalism, and a MA in Education and Religion from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lousiville, KY. She is the mother of three adult adoptees whom she and her husband adopted as newborns. She is the grandmother (YaYa) of one precious granddaughter in North Richland Hills, TX. She is one of the active American Sign Language interpreters at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, and active in United Methodist Women, and adult and special education.
JoAnn (Jody) W. Vick, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Director of Adoption – Jody has been with the agency since 1992 during our early stages of growing, and remains our primary social worker. She also has a private counseling practice in the Woodlands. Jody is the smiling face who meets with the families in their home for Home Study and Post Placement Visits. Jody has two grandchildren and enjoys her role as Grandmother. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and being with her friends.
Celina Venegas, BS, Office Manager – Celina is a proud graduate of the University of Houston Downtown. She recently joined our agency in May 2020. She is responsible for coordinating the financial wellbeing of the birthmother’s in care, along with day to day financial responsibilities. Celina enjoys reading, crafting, and playing in an adult softball league.
Valerie Ortega, MS, Family Coordinator – Valerie is a proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and Prairie View A&M University. She interned with Caring Adoptions before she graduated and joined our team in 2013. She works with families in the process of adopting a child from the start and through out the match until placement. Valerie enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pets. When she is not working she likes to workout, try new foods, and travel. Along with Jamie Rover, she hosts a post-placement group session each month at the agency.
Jamie Rover, BBA, Post Placement Coordinator –
Jamie has been with the agency since 2006 and is a proud graduate of The University of Texas. Jamie works with families during the Post-Placement period, after placement of their child and prior to finalization of their adoption. She enjoys reading and traveling along with crafting. She also graces the office with her wonderful baked goods. Jamie, along with Valerie Ortega, hosts a post-placement group session each month at the agency.