Chelsea

Chelsea
Job Title: Georgia Executive Director
Email Address: cmcelveen@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Zephaniah 3:17: “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
Favorite Adoption Story: Less than a year after starting with Nightlight, I received a phone call from an expectant mom who wanted to make an adoption plan for her unborn child. On my way to meet with her for the first time, she called to notify me she was in labor and heading to the hospital. I am not typically in the delivery room, but this sweet expectant mom asked for my support and she was a trooper throughout her entire delivery. Each hospital experience is unique and special, but this one is especially dear to my heart as I watched this little one enter the world! It is an experience that is rare for me, and I have a special relationship with everyone involved with this precious adoption story!
Education: Chelsea holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia, in addition to a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences with a major in Human Development and Family Science.
Responsibilities: Chelsea ensures compliance with state laws and oversees the programs in the Georgia office. She works with expectant parents by helping them make a hospital plan, connecting them to resources, facilitating match meetings between the expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents, and offering continual support. Chelsea also assists Georgia families by conducting home studies and guiding them through the initial Domestic Program phases. She maintains relationships with community organizations, such as pregnancy centers, health clinics, and hospitals.

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