A little about the amazing group of women who make our agency special...
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Jerikah Barnett, BSW
Jerikah serves as the secretary for Special Angels. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Social Work from The University of Alabama. She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Social Work with a concentration of children and their families. She married her husband Zac in June, 2017 . They do not have any human children, but they spend their time spoiling their two dogs, Hank and Oliver.
During her undergraduate internship she gained valuable experience working with children with emotional regulation and behavioral issues in an intensive residential care facility. During her time there she received a special training certification that taught her specific behavior strategies to assist parents of children with behavioral issues. She also got the chance to obtain experience and training in utilizing equestrian therapy with the children there.
Jerikah prides herself in being empathetic to others and their needs. Her attention to detail and level of care makes her an asset to Special Angels. She is eager to dive in and learn more about the process of adoption and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of our team.
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Our Founder: Kelly Grove
While Kelly no longer has an active role in Special Angels Adoption, we do honor her for what she has started here. After seeing several adoptive families hoping to adopt babies with special needs being turned away by adoption agencies because the agencies rarely had special needs situations and several birth families turned away because the agencies didn't have families hoping to adopt special needs, Kelly determined that a solution had to be found. That is how Special Angels Adoption (formally Special Needs Infant Adoption) was born. Since its creation in 2008, hundreds of loving families have been created through the connections made here.