Rachael Metz, LCSW joins the Adoption STAR Adoptive Parent Department

Rachael Metz, LCSW Adoption STAR’s New Adoptive Parent Social Worker and Family Advocate discusses her new job.


Dear Prospective Adoptive Parent(s):

I am writing to you to introduce myself. My name is Rachael Metz. I am the new Social Worker and Family Advocate in the Adoptive Parent Department. Because you have adopted, you may not need the support of a Family Advocate in the same way you did when you were in the adoption process. Please know however that I am here to provide support during your lifelong adoption journey if you need assistance.

Also know that in addition to working with me, you have a full Adoptive Parent Department Team available to you including another Family Advocate, Shannon Boeheim; a Client Support person, Lisa Geiger; and our Client Relationship Manager, Zack Fried.

I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Case Western Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and my Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Buffalo State College. I became a Licensed MSW in 2007.

While I am a new face at Adoption STAR, please know that I am not new to adoption. For the past 5 ½ years I worked at New Alternatives for Children (NAC) in New York City first as a Senior social worker and then as a Clinical Coordinator where I provided both pre and post adoption support and education, referral and advocacy, crisis intervention and counseling to clients. I believe adoption is a beautiful way to create a family and I love supporting families through their adoption journey.

I am very excited to be working at Adoption STAR and I hope to get to know you at some point in the near future!

Sincerely yours,

Rachael Metz


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