The Staff at Family Connections is Ready to Help You!
Meet Our Adoption Social Workers
Anita Stevens – Founder and Executive Director
I am married, the mother of three children who are grown and married and the grandmother of eight with one on the way. I have a Bachelors Degree with a double major in Social Work and Psychology. I worked for another adoption agency from 1987 to 1992 when I decided to begin Family Connections,Inc.. So I have over twenty-five years of experience in the adoption field. This experience has included domestic adoption placements in New York and in many other states, placement of children internationally from the United States to other countries and from other countries to the United States, and the preparation of home studies for twenty-one different countries. I have worked with families who have adopted newborn infants to teenagers. I have traveled to Guatemala, Vietnam, Russia, and Kazakhstan and helped hundreds of families prepare their international dossiers. I am truly passionate about helping families and available children find each other, fall in love and work through the attachment process of adoption. To reach Anita call 607-756-6574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Stevens, L.M.S.W. – Adoption Social Worker/Ukraine Coordinator
Alysha Dunn - Adoption Case Worker
Alysha graduated with a BA in Religious Education and will graduate with a MA in Mental Health Counseling in April of 2019. Alysha has been married for five years to Nick Dunn, an Associate Pastor at Grace Christian Fellowship in Cortland, New York. Alysha has personally taken the MAP’s classes to become a foster parent in Cortland, New York. Alysha’s family has seen the blessings and opportunities that can come through expanding a family through adoption. Alysha and her husband believe that adoption will be a part of expanding their family, in the future.
Mary Capocefalo, L.M.S.W. – Adoption Social Worker
Serving Central and Southern New York
Mary Capocefalo is a licensed social worker with a degree from Syracuse University. She and her husband are the parents of three children. Their son was adopted from Russia when he was four years old. Mary has worked in the adoption field for the past twelve years. In addition she also works as an adjunct professor at Crouse School of Nursing and LeMoyne College in Syracuse, and is a therapist in private pratictice.
Michelle (Shelley) Morgan, L.M.S.W. – Adoption Social Worker
Serving the Rochester area
Michelle (Shelley) Morgan, LMSW is a grduate of Syracuse University. She has worked as a contracted social worker for adoption since 2000. Adoption social work suites Michelle both professionally and personally as she has five internationally adopted children (Cambodia, Korea, Vietnam, and China).