Medical Director/Agency Outreach Coordinator
Jennifer Kelly serves as Medical Director, Agency Coordinator, and Media Coordinator for Special Angels. Jennifer received her Masters of Science degree in Biology from Jacksonville State Alabama. She has worked in higher education or medical fields all of her adult life. Jennifer’s specialized training and experience helps Special Angels navigate the medical and logistical needs of our families. She is also able to provide appropriate education on medical topics and special needs adoption to families, agencies, attorneys, etc.
Jennifer and her husband, David, have adopted all their children. Their adoptions have been private domestic adoptions but it was their second adoption, a daughter, that first introduced them to special needs adoption. David and Jennifer were matched with Joy Elizabeth Nissa Kelly prior to her birth in October 2012, knowing that she would be born with a severe congenital heart defect caused by a genetic condition known as 22q. Joy’s first heart surgery proved more complex than anyone expected and she nearly died at just 4 weeks old. However, Joy received a miraculous healing so tremendous her story went viral. David and Jennifer were blessed with another 13 months with Joy before she passed away in December 2013. The light, faith, and JOY their daughter brought into their lives inspired David and Jennifer to look for ways to give back to the special needs adoption community. They hope that the work done through Special Angels Adoption honors the gift their daughter was to them.
Jennifer’s passion for honoring her daughter’s memory, extensive training, and scientific mindset allows Special Angels Adoption to provide a truly unique service in the adoption community.